Linked by John Yanosko on Wed 26th Jan 2005 21:24 UTC
Apple The following is the experience of a user of Linux for the desktop who got a Mac Mini. Is he making the switch?
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GUI Mac = GUI KDE or Gnome?
by tijs on Wed 26th Jan 2005 23:20 UTC

"The gui differences between OS X and the Gnome and KDE desktops I'm used to are not overly significant."

This intrigues me, as one thing that stops me using Linux on a permanent basis is the GUI, in particular the way fonts are rendered. Yes, I know you can install Windows fonts and can fiddle with bytecode interpreters. Tried all that, but not a single Linux distro I tried (ten or so) can match the fonts in Apple or Windows computers (though MEPIS is not too bad). I know a GUI is more than fonts but this is a really big drawback for me, and I don't really understand why so few people complain about it and that no real work seems to be done improving this. Transparency, funky widgets? I don't give a damn, fonts are way more important if you don't want to hurt your eyes.