Another entrant into the RSS reader market, from Microsoft – Microsoft Max.
It’s actually a tool primarily intended for photo sharing:
[…] Max lets you make beautiful photo slideshows to share with your family and friends. You can also use the newsreader to keep up with the latest news updates from around the world.
The pics in the screenshot gallery show a very nice-looking application indeed.
Will I try it? Probably not, or at least not until a final release comes out. This is a beta and it requires .NET Framework 3.0 RC1 (ie, pre release) installed. I have some apps on my PC that need .NET Framework version 2 which I have installed and I don’t know if 3 RC1 will mess up how those apps work. Erring on the side of caution, therefore.
Good review at TechCrunch. And check out the 75+ comments and trackbacks there.