Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 5th Feb 2007 21:50 UTC
Linux "It seems as if a new Linux-based operating system is born every day, with each facing the challenge of justifying its existence in a field that's already rather crowded with mature Linux distributions boasting active user bases and organized bodies to back them. But one relatively young Linux distribution worth keeping an eye on is Foresight Linux, a desktop-oriented distribution that hit its 1.0 release milestone at the end of January. What sets Foresight apart from the rest of the fledgling distro pack is the software management framework on which its built."
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RE: First impressions
by amiroff on Tue 6th Feb 2007 06:05 UTC in reply to "First impressions"
amiroff
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2005-07-06

+1 for the looks. Everything including fonts in this screenshot looks better than on default ubuntu desktop.
http://distrowatch.com/images/screenshots/foresight-1.0.png

I wish Ubuntu people took time to make their fonts pretty out of the box ;)

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RE[2]: First impressions
by archiesteel on Tue 6th Feb 2007 06:12 in reply to "RE: First impressions"
archiesteel Member since:
2005-07-02

I wish Ubuntu people took time to make their fonts pretty out of the box ;)

All you have to do to get fonts like these is to open the Font settings dialog and remove hinting (while keeping anti-aliasing on).

I do agree with you, though, this should be the default setting. I also much prefer fonts like this...IMO that makes them on par with OSX fonts.

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RE[3]: First impressions
by amiroff on Tue 6th Feb 2007 06:18 in reply to "RE[2]: First impressions"
amiroff Member since:
2005-07-06

You know, I tried everything to make fonts look good, even installed hacked freetype libraries, but with no luck. Fonts always get extra bold and some characters mix with others. Cannot even touch OSX quality ;)

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