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    <p>I had&nbsp;my gripes with NewsGator when I was using the Outlook Edition 2.0 because it wouldn&rsquo;t sync my read state of postings.&nbsp; So in 2.5 they fixed that, but I still say &ldquo;why don&rsquo;t you sync my categories &amp; flags as well?&rdquo;&nbsp; </p>
    <p>Well, I&rsquo;ve found something else out about v2.5: I&rsquo;m not the only one who&rsquo;s PC is essentially overloaded for the first 10&ndash;15 minutes when I login or when it starts downloading my feeds.&nbsp; I have 2GB of memory, a P4 2Ghz w/ HyperThreading, a large disk, and 293 subscriptions.&nbsp; I&rsquo;m 4 minutes into an update as I type this, only 25% complete, but my CPU is pegged @ 100% and the Outlook.exe process is consuming 149MB!!!&nbsp; This is PATHETIC!</p>
    <p>I really like the Outlook integration&hellip; I really do.&nbsp; But I&rsquo;m just about fed up with it.&nbsp; I&rsquo;ve bitched and moaned so many times <a href="http://www.andrewconnell.com/blog/My-never-ending-RSS-Aggregator-search?Pending=true">here</a>, <a href="http://www.andrewconnell.com/blog/Next-version-of-NewsGator">here</a>,&nbsp;and <a href="http://www.andrewconnell.com/blog/NewsGator-25-update-followup-and-a-possible-new-feature-coming">here</a>.&nbsp;&nbsp; Problem is that I don&rsquo;t see another aggregator out on the market that I like.&nbsp; RSSBandit&rsquo;s UI isn&rsquo;t as slick as I&rsquo;d like (plus organizing my 293 feeds into categories is a b***h), Omea Reader is a memory hog (not to mention I can&rsquo;t change the font or layout of the reading panes the same way I can in Outlook&hellip; see: 1&ndash;line lists), I&rsquo;m not a fan of SharpReader or any of the others.&nbsp; I&rsquo;m kinda holding my breath for NG to release FeedDemon to the masses.</p>
    <p>But&hellip; is anyone working on a next generation RSS aggregator?&nbsp; I&rsquo;ve toyed with the idea of making my own.&nbsp; I&rsquo;d like to make it a killer WinForm client with offline feed storage, sync ability between multiple PC&rsquo;s, features to make it a killer research tool, and visually appealing.&nbsp; Above all, it must be performant and able to run in the background without eating up the rest of my PC.&nbsp; From a technical perspective, I don&rsquo;t see a reason NOT to use SQL Express &amp; the 2.0 Framework as my platform &amp; storage.&nbsp; As a one man show it would take forever to complete.&nbsp; Maybe open it up as an open source project?&nbsp; I wonder how that would affect my desire to use some commercial UI components (Infragistics, DevExpress, or ChartFX&hellip; which I have licenses for)?&nbsp; Maybe I&rsquo;ll work on the design in my spare time&hellip;</p>
    <p>We&rsquo;ll see&hellip; but for now, NGOE 2.5 will stay until I have some time to really play with RSSBandit.&nbsp; And for now, I&rsquo;ll stay pissed, using that &ldquo;don&rsquo;t start downloading feeds for 10 minutes after Outlook starts&rdquo; so I have time to get through my critical emails.</p>
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