Linked by Eugenia Loli on Sat 7th Jul 2007 06:01 UTC, submitted by Alain Reyes
Slackware, Slax Here is an interesting "take a note" kind of article about the newly released Slackware Linux 12.
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RE: Slackware 12 Notes and Hints
by shapeshifter on Sat 7th Jul 2007 10:40 UTC
shapeshifter
Member since:
2006-09-19

I refuse to read white text on black background.
Hurts my eyes.
That kind of color scheme may be fine for a game clan page where most text is on or two-liners summarizing last night's game - c001! gr8t game gang! we r0x - but not for a multi page article.

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chicobaud Member since:
2005-08-14

Actually it is grey text on black background !

Now, WHY (?) does this comment scores 3 when other, more interesting, comments score 1 ?
There is nothing given or added to the discussion by the comment.

This policy of this site looks very stupid to me, unfair and based on how many friends you have in the site's community.

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cato_minor Member since:
2006-02-13

I refuse to read white text on black background.
Hurts my eyes.


Only a matter of personal preference. I prefer white-on-black in a terminal window, a text editor or even in a word processor. Less luminosity against my eyes.

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shapeshifter Member since:
2006-09-19

Only a matter of personal preference. I prefer white-on-black in a terminal window, a text editor or even in a word processor. Less luminosity against my eyes.


Well, then your personal preference is rather deviant.
Since VAST majority of both printed and online publications are black text on white background.

And your "less luminosity" explanation doesn't make any sence at all. How do you deal with the other 99.99% of pages that are black on white? Do you wear very dark gogles or put a dark filter over you monitor?

Maybe damaging your eye site by squinting on diminished contrast, hard to read publication is your personal preference, but I call it a health risk and find raising a complaint about it perfectly valid.

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happycamper Member since:
2006-01-01

" refuse to read white text on black background.
Hurts my eyes.
That kind of color scheme may be fine for a game clan page where most text is on or two-liners summarizing last night's game - c001! gr8t game gang! we r0x - but not for a multi page article."

Can't believe your whine got you a score of 5.
it shows this site is headed to the dump.

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xiaokj Member since:
2005-06-30

grey text on black background actually looks better than black on white for me.

IMHO, it has got to do with preference and the kind of monitors used.

In my own CRT days, black on white was very nice. With the LCD, that sort of switched around.

I prefer the grey on black simply because its less glaring on my eyes, and I attribute my allegedly good eyesight to setting the LCD brightness to 0.

Can a eye specialist please tell me if I am right?

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Googol Member since:
2006-11-24

You could always Ctrl+A the page and have dark fonts on bright ground.

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