I wanted to be able to let Akregator open the links I click in tabs instead of scattering windows all over the desktop.
RSS readers and web browsers are intertwined. The way I read RSS feeds is scanning through google reader, and middle clicking to have the article open in a tab in the background, so that I can read it later. I like using an external web browser. Sometimes I like to try other RSS readers, and usually on Linux, I've had the problem that the article opens up in a new browser window. True to open source style, the author above hacks a solution to this problem for Akregator+Konqueror combo.