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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RE[2]: Fonts look like crap
by Eudoxus on Tue 16th Oct 2007 03:56 UTC in reply to "RE: Fonts look like crap"
Eudoxus
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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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RE[3]: Fonts look like crap
by AdamW on Tue 16th Oct 2007 05:44 in reply to "RE[2]: Fonts look like crap"
AdamW Member since:
2005-07-06

There's nothing strange about Mandriva's font system. It's just standard Freetype / Pango. Do you usually use Freetype with the bytecode interpreter enabled?

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RE[4]: Fonts look like crap
by Eudoxus on Tue 16th Oct 2007 07:08 in reply to "RE[3]: Fonts look like crap"
Eudoxus Member since:
2007-02-22

Frankly, I do not know. I use whaterer is default on a system and I can get excellent fonts in Debian, openSuSE and Ubuntu. That's why I was confused by Mandriva's behaviour.

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RE[4]: Fonts look like crap
by allix on Tue 16th Oct 2007 12:53 in reply to "RE[3]: Fonts look like crap"
allix Member since:
2007-10-16

Why isn't freetype compiled with the bytecode interpreter in Mandriva? I think Debian, ubuntu, opensuse and most of the others use it by default. Fonts without anti-aliasing looks terrible in Mandriva(thats my only complaint. 2008 rocks! ;) .

Eudoxus: add the plf-repo(guide: http://easyurpmi.zarb.org/ ) and upgrade the libfreetype-package.

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