> [...] I found rsslounge, a GPLed and web-based feed reader that gives Google Reader a strong run for its money. [...] rsslounge requires PHP 5.2.4, MySQL, and a web server.
You really lost me right there.
Requires "PHP $VERSION, MySQL and a web-server", and you still think it gives Google Reader a run for its money? As far as I am concerned an RSS reader will give Google Reader a run for its money when it can match its convenience of use and add some other feature.
That is something that bothers me in FOSS software reviews, not taking the 'complexity factor' into account or dismissing most of it. Heck, *software developers* I know don't bother running their own web-servers.
Sorry for the grumpiness, but (what I perceive as) the lack of focus on usability of FOSS projects has been getting to me lately.