Are you an avid blog reader? You can use a small application to make it easier, called RSS Reader. It gets all new posts from your favorite blogs. However, Chuck Maddox pointed out that you can also decide to update your webbrowser to Mozilla Firefox. This browser has some standard functionality for blogs and RSS feeds. Check Chuck’s article on how this works.

My professional job is system engineer, and I am mainly focussed on the Microsoft Windows 2000/2003 platform. I am very fond about these Microsoft operating systems and one could qualify me as pro-Microsoft.

However, now that I tried Mozilla Firefox as a webbrowser (and believe me, I was very sceptic before I tried), I don’t want to go back to Internet Explorer by Microsoft. At least not before they implement a few Firefox features 🙂 Besides this, and this is mainly based on hand-on experience, Firefox is quite fast.

In 32 days after the release, over 10 million copies were downloaded! The internetbrowser marketshare of Firefox is being estimated at 7,35% at the moment.

Get it here.

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Robert-Jan Broer, born in 1977, watch collector and author on watches for over a decade. Founder of Fratello Watches in 2004.
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  • If you like Firefox RJ, just think how much you’d like a Macintosh… Here’s an email I received this week from a fellow watch collector:


    I just had to say this again — and you are the only Mac enthusiast I know.


    I just can’t believe it took me this long to switch. I’m amazed. I just ENJOY using my iBook [1.25g iBook 12″ G4 — C]. It seems like using my Windows desktop is a chore and using my iBook is a treat. The OS is amazing. The style of the OS is amazing.

    I can’t believe how stable the entire system is. Apple is really putting out some phenomenal products. It’s simply REFRESHING having such a wonderful product.

    Next I’m going to upgrade that RAM.

    Just wanted to drop a quick note again! 🙂 I’m so excited!


  • Bas

    I’ve never tried this RSS thing so tried it out on fratellowatches and it works really nice!

    I’m using firefox for more than a year now btw 🙂 Both on Windows (at work) and Linux. I heard it’s the best browser for the Mac too.

    RJ, I’m definitely not pro microsoft. I’m not replacing my computer anytime soon but I’m very sure my next system is going to be a Mac. I’m running Gentoo Linux now.

  • Firefox is by far the best browser out there. It’s fast, standards-compliant, feature-rich, and free.

    I don’t think it has the best RSS support, though. I prefer a dedicated RSS aggregator. I’m a Mac user (actually, I use Mac, Windows, and Linux on a daily basis, but my primary workstation is a Mac), so I use NetNewsWire for RSS aggregation which I think is much better than Firefox (though it does not support Atom yet, and Chuch Maddox’s bog is only syndicated in Atom).

    If you’re new to RSS, I have a short article to get you up and running here:

  • I’m sorry, I think I’m to silly to use Firefox because I can’t even find that RSS feature in the browser…

  • If you use Firefox to watch this site, you’ll now see a small orange icon with some white arcs and a white dot in it on the lowerright, just above your ‘time’ display in the Windows taskbar. Click it 🙂