It’s easy to send Kronos feeds to your computer. Have all the news and events information you need at your fingertips with a Kronos syndicated RSS feed. Keep up with the latest from Kronos: from news headlines and press releases, to technical advisories, to the latest service packs for your Kronos solution.
To subscribe to a feed, right click the RSS button and copy the RSS feed link to your computer's RSS reader. You can also subscribe to your favorite online reader by clicking on one of the other buttons.
What's this all about
It seems like we spend more time looking for news than actually reading it. Does this sound familiar: for international news you go to CNN, the BBC, and Web sites of news organizations in your region. For IT news, you regularly go to CNET, PC World, Slashdot. Plus, you follow your friends' blogs.
To keep up to date, you go to each Web site, but often, there aren’t any new postings since the last time you were there. What a waste of time and effort.
Enter RSS feeds.
What is an RSS feed and how do I read it?
An RSS feed is simply a subscription to be notified when a Web site or Web page is updated.
To read RSS feeds, you need some software on your computer (an RSS reader client) or access to a Web site that offers the same functionality. To "subscribe" to a feed, simply right-click the related graphic and click Copy Link Location or Copy Shortcut, then paste it into your RSS reader. Alternatively for users of free Web-based services like Bloglines, Google Reader, My Yahoo, and Pluck, simply click the appropriate button to add the feed to your account.
How is RSS different from e-mail?
- First, with RSS, you don't give out your e-mail address. Since fewer entities will know your email address, you will potentially get less spam as a result.
- Second, the articles that you get via RSS don't go into your e-mail inbox. All articles are stored and viewed by you using the RSS reader software or Web site you have configured. This means less in-box clutter.
- A third benefit is that your feeds are automatically organized. Unlike e-mail, where all new mail displays as one big list in your inbox, RSS readers display feeds separately from each other. As a result, your different feeds remain separated and easy to manage.
- Finally, RSS tends to be more timely than e-mail notifications.
What clients are available?
There are two main types of clients available.
- Desktop aggregators are installed on your computer. They have the advantage of letting you read the news articles offline and being as fast as your computer.
- Web-based or online clients are special Web sites where you set up an account and then subscribe and read all your RSS feeds from the one location. The online approach lets you view your feeds from anywhere you have an Internet connection and Web browser.
Wikipedia has a great list of both types of clients. The list includes links to the home page of each client with information on how to download and install each one.