Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 21st Aug 2008 19:24 UTC
Gnome Last week, we reviewed the Aspire One, Acer's entry into the netbook market. The small but powerful device comes preloaded with either Linux or Windows XP, and we reviewed the Linux version. Even though most people will never need to go beyond the default Linpus Linux offering on the One, more advanced users will quickly hit the wall Acer set up: it has more or less completely locked down the Xfce 4.2.2 installation on the One. This bothered me - this is a powerful machine, so I want a powerful operating system. I went for Ubuntu 8.04.1 - read on for a few thoughts on how well GNOME's user interface fares on a small-screen device such as the One.
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X11 Font Hinting Style
by vermaden on Fri 22nd Aug 2008 07:32 UTC
vermaden
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2006-11-18

@Thom Holwerda

I also prefer Trebuchet MS for desktop usage, but default X11 hintstyle (which is set to 3) looks very bad with any font, to make it look really good You need to set hintstyle to 0.

You may also use Trebuchet MS instead of other ugly fonts such as Arial on web sites using ~/.fonts.conf settings.

Here is the difference between htinstyle 0 and 3:
http://toya.net.pl/~vermaden/gfx/hintstyle_3.png
http://toya.net.pl/~vermaden/gfx/hintstyle_0.png

Regards
vermaden

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