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Microsoft has announced that the next version of Windows, code-named Longhorn, will support RSS or Really Simple Syndication — which is perhaps the most poorly named technology in history. So what does it mean for non-geek Internet users who haven’t heard of blogs, let alone RSS. (Read my article, A Totally Non-Techie Explanation of What You Need to Know About RSS)
It means that instead of simply drowning in information, Internet users will be able to keep up to date on new headlines, update notices, and a rich variety of content through a button on the Internet Explorer toolbar which will light up when it detects an RSS feed on a site. The user will click on that button to subscribe to updates which can be read at his/her leisure.