Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 11th Oct 2007 22:25 UTC
Mandriva, Mandrake, Lycoris Earlier this week, Mandriva released Mandriva Linux 2008.0, the latest version of their flagship Linux distribution. Mandriva was so kind as to provide me with a copy of Mandriva Linux 2008.0 PowerPack, the commercial version. Back when it was named Mandrake, it was my first ever Linux distribution (I bought a Linux magazine), so I have always had a special place for Mandriva. Read on for a review.
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RE[2]: Nice-looking screenshots
by da_Chicken on Fri 12th Oct 2007 22:58 UTC in reply to "RE: Nice-looking screenshots"
da_Chicken
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2006-01-01

It's certainly nice that Mandriva makes the terminus fonts available via its contrib repository. However, it would be even nicer if you included them in your default installation.

IMHO, terminus fonts are the best terminal fonts available, both for tty's and for X terminals. Terminus fonts are the default fonts in Debian's "console-setup" utility that sets up tty's easily for different locales.
http://packages.debian.org/etch/console-setup

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RE[3]: Nice-looking screenshots
by AdamW on Fri 12th Oct 2007 23:06 in reply to "RE[2]: Nice-looking screenshots"
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2005-07-06

I prefer Vera / DejaVu monospace, honestly. Don't much like terminus.

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da_Chicken Member since:
2006-01-01

I prefer Vera / DejaVu monospace, honestly. Don't much like terminus.

I can respect your preference. Still, that's a poor reason to exclude terminus fonts from the default installation of Mandriva -- some users might have different preferences than you. Of course, it's eventually your choice but I'd just like to point out that there might be users who prefer the terminus fonts, like me. Adding the terminus fonts wouldn't eat much additional disk space, I think.

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