Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 14th Sep 2009 06:04 UTC
BeOS & Derivatives After eight years of hard work, the day has finally arrived. Today, September 14, the Haiku project has released its very first alpha release. With the goal of recreating one of the most beloved operating systems in history, the BeOS, they took on no small task, but it seems as if everything is finally starting to come together. Let's talk about the history of the BeOS, where Haiku comes from, and what the Alpha is like.
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RE[3]: Ugly fonts
by NicePics13 on Mon 14th Sep 2009 14:15 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Ugly fonts"
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Ok, nice that they mention it. It is good to know that developers are aware of this issue, because BeOS should Be Best available user experience, including font rendering ;)

When building Haiku yourself there's the option to enable "cleartype" hinting. As Slackware 12.x suffered from the same patent dilemma I usually rebuilt freetype with bytecode hinting.

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