A while back I wrote about my problems with Akregator (an RSS news reader) and I’ve been using Thunderbird’s built-in RSS support ever since. Now it seems that Thunderbird has an even worse problem: today, for the third time, I discovered that it had quietly dropped half of my feeds. All three times it has been an entire folder worth of feeds that just silently disappeared, and it’s a major pain to clean it up. Can’t anybody get this very simple kind of programming right? Not throwing away information is hardly rocket science, and yet every Linux RSS aggregator I’ve tried either does that or crashes regularly. It’s enough to make me go back to Windows, where at least there were such programs that actually worked.