Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 15th Oct 2007 14:18 UTC, submitted by AdamW
Mandriva, Mandrake, Lycoris The GNOME version of Mandriva Linux 2008 One has been released and is now available via BitTorrent or from the mirror sites. Featuring all the same new features as the other editions of Mandriva Linux 2008, with a fully up-to-date GNOME 2.20 desktop. In addition, another review of Mandriva 2008.
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Fonts look like crap
by Eudoxus on Mon 15th Oct 2007 22:09 UTC
Eudoxus
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2007-02-22

I installed Mandriva 2008 KDE One. I liked mostly everything here except artwork. It does not look polished . Bootsplash looks out of focus. But the real show stopper for me was the way the fonts look on Mandriva. I tried any possible settings but no dice. I wonder, whether there is something Mandriva specific about display of fonts. I have no such problems with other distros. Can anybody give some hints?

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RE: Fonts look like crap
by AdamW on Mon 15th Oct 2007 23:14 in reply to "Fonts look like crap"
AdamW Member since:
2005-07-06

You're, um, going to need to be a lot more specific. Everyone has different ideas about what 'good' font rendering is. If we don't know what it is you're seeing and what it is you want, there's no way we can help.

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RE[2]: Fonts look like crap
by Eudoxus on Tue 16th Oct 2007 03:56 in reply to "RE: Fonts look like crap"
Eudoxus Member since:
2007-02-22

Well, I liek sharp fonts. I usually install Tahoma ot Verdana on my boxes and then tweak with antialising and DPI (in Kcontrol) to get the look I like. And ir works with all distros, but unfortunately not in Mandriva - here I got fonts which either crippled or out of focus. I used to have the same issue with PCLOS. So I thought that may be there is something Mandriva specific.
It is pity as I liked the performance, but I just cannot stand crippled fonts. Want to use Mandriva, but this is real show stopper.

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