Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 31st Jul 2005 11:45 UTC, submitted by GhePeU
Gnome GNOME 2.12 will be released to the world on September 7th, 2005, culminating 6 months of very exciting work by members of the project. A number of exciting technologies come together in GNOME 2.12 that will set the standard for free software desktops to come. Here is a sample of some of the outstanding work that has gone into GNOME thanks to its many contributors.
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I agree on this particular page that cleartype looks better the way you configured it. I guess cleartype is just more consistent than Linux's autohinting/subpixel rendering. For example, I just took this screenshot of gedit under gnome with the same settings as before. And this time there is hardly any "fuzzyness" to the fonts.

Something about black fonts on offwhite backgrounds makes linux's subpixel rendering look bad (you can see the yellowish fringe). However, on all other colors it looks great.


For me Gnome 2.10.2 has been awesome. I switched from KDE when 2.8 came around and haven't looked back. It feels very perfessional. I also got two other fellow CS students to switch to Gnome too after they had seen how a "well" configured Gnome could look like. Before all they seen were the preconfigured Gnome interfaces by the distro's (back when Gnome was hardly competition to KDE, imho). But since I started using Gentoo I get the full Gnome experience and tweak it to exactly how I like it; which incedentily is almost default anyways.

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doh! i forgot to post the link

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