What is RSS?
Really Simple Syndication (RSS) is an XML-based format for content distribution. TUX offers an RSS feed with headlines and summaries of Linux news, stories, and reviews and links back to the TUX web site for the full story.
Simply click on the orange RSS icon found on the lower left hand corner of this web page to load into your RSS reader of choice.
Will the TUX RSS feed also deliver headlines and summaries of the articles that are featured in the monthly digital magazine?
No. The TUX RSS feed only features content that is posted to the TUX web site. To subscribe to the monthly digital magazine, you may do so for free here. However, the RSS feed will deliver an announcement to your news reader letting you know when the next issue of the magazine is available.
Do other sites have RSS feeds and if so, how will I know?
Yes, many sites now offer RSS feeds, including all of TUX's sister publications (Linux Journal, Linux Gazette, and IT Garage). You can most easily identify if a site offers an RSS feed by locating a small button on the site that says either RSS or XML. However, if you click one of these links, you will most likely get a page full of code in your browser. To read the feed and begin having content delivered to your desktop automatically, you need an RSS reader.
Where do I find an RSS reader for Linux?
There are many good RSS readers available for Linux. Bottom Feeder, Liferea, Syndigator, Composite, Eclipse, K.R.S.S., and Rol are some of the more popular readers. If you're using the KDE desktop, KNewsTicker may be the perfect tool to start with - it is an application that is built into KDE. TUX issue number 1 features a how-to article about KNewsTicker titled "Up-to-the-Minute News On Your Desktop" by Kevin Brandes.