I’m currently sitting at the BBS keynote, watching a Microsoft engineer demonstrate the new RSS capabilities built into
Microsoft Windows Internet Explorer 7. Read more about it over at ForeverGeek.com. Personally, I don’t really “get it.”
First off, the interface looks precisely like Safari. Feed content on the left, search/sort on the right in a large grey-background column, and the functionality is essentially the same. I would normally rag a bit more on them about this, but I actually don’t like the RSS functionality in Safari and never use it. I use Bloglines and that’s good enough for me — desktop RSS aggregators would probably make me the least productive person on the face of the earth, and using Safari to automatically check for feed updates would as well. I like the power Bloglines grants me; it doesn’t update my feeds unless I take an action and go to the Bloglines site and reload the list of feeds.
So do any of you use the Safari RSS functionality? Do you think that IE7 having this same functionality built-in is a good idea?