In this list I have gathered five RSS reader applications that you can install and use under Ubuntu 11.10/12.04 or any older version of Ubuntu (11.04/10.10/10.04). I have tested other feed readers and found them incompatible with Ubuntu, so I give you only what worked. If you have another good RSS reader, you can mention it in the comment form listed below.

1. Liferea

Liferea is a feed reader and news feed aggregator for Linux. It has the following features:

  • Read feed contents offline
  • Full sync for Google Reader and TinyTinyRSS
  • Google Reader labels support, etc.
To install Liferea under Ubuntu, open the terminal and run this command:

sudo apt-get install liferea

2. Tickr - Feed Reader

Tickr is an RSS ticker that displays your RSS feeds in a scrolling bar on your desktop, below the top panel. Tickr is based on GTK and is highly customizable. You can install it with the following commands:

wget -O tickr_0.5.5-1_i386.deb http://goo.gl/3IAdn

sudo dpkg -i tickr_0.5.5-1_i386.deb

3. FeedIndicator

FeedIndicator is an indicator that displays RSS feed updates in the Ubuntu indicator area. You can install it with these commands:

sudo apt-get install python-feedparser

wget -O feedindicator_1.03-1_all.deb http://goo.gl/atfcN

sudo dpkg -i feedindicator_1.03-1_all.deb

4. myRSS

myRSS is another simple RSS feed reader written in C#. You can install it under Ubuntu with following commands:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:derek-azuregulf/azg.myrss

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install myrss

The start it with this command:


5. FeedReaderPlus

FeedReaderPlus is a screenlet gadget that allows to display on your desktop latest RSS feed updates. The gadget is highly customizable and can be moved to any area on your desktop.To install it under Ubuntu, run the following commands:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:screenlets-dev/ppa

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install feedreaderplus-screenlet

That's it!

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