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Windows Vista® Step by Step Deluxe Edition by Joan Lambert, Joyce Cox

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Discovering and Subscribing to RSS Feeds

Really Simple Syndication (RSS) is a technology with which Web sites and blogs can send information to you, so that you don’t have to visit the site. You can subscribe to an RSS feed from any site that offers one. Although RSS is a recent technology, RSS feeds are available for thousands of Web sites.

In the past, you had to install a newsreader program on your computer to subscribe to and view RSS feeds. Now you can subscribe to feeds directly from Internet Explorer 7. When you visit a site that has one or more RSS feeds, the RSS button on the Command bar becomes active (orange); a star-like symbol in the upper-right corner indicates new content. You can click the button to view the default feed, or click ...

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