From RSSOwl Development Team:
RSSOwl is a free RSS or RDF or Atom Newsreader in Java using SWT as fast graphic library. Supported OS are Windows, Mac, Linux, and Solaris. Some features are export of news to PDF, Import and Export with OPML and the full text-search with syntax highlight, for easy execution, a .exe is provided on Windows, a shell-script on Linux, Solaris, and the Mac version is deployed in an application bundle. RSSOwl comes with a huge list of sample favorites.
What's new in this version:
Version 2.2.0 provides an easy way to unsubscribe from Google Reader.
I need more experience with service to be very perspicacious.
some sources I have tried to add I couldn't as RSSOwl not in list--- google takes over!
I could not at this stage give a focussed comment. I am new to these things-- I have found it useful and would like to make it my main reader but not all feeds seem to br able to be directed your way (see#4 above)