Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 22nd Oct 2009 12:52 UTC
Windows It's October 22 today. A completely random date in the grand scheme of things (we Dutch lost a big naval battle to the Ming dynasty on October 22 1633), but it also happens to be the release date of the newest version of Windows - Windows 7. Since Windows is still the most popular desktop operating system out there, this is pretty big news.
Thread beginning with comment 390386
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
There an dback again
by Jenne on Thu 22nd Oct 2009 14:13 UTC
Jenne
Member since:
2008-11-11

Switched back from OS X and Linux to Win7 and finally it feels like I'm at home again. Linux and OS X font rendering is so crappy.... I almost got eye cancer. Finally I can enjoy reading text on my PC for hours again. Thanks Windows 7 ! ;)

Reply Score: -6

RE: There an dback again
by timl on Thu 22nd Oct 2009 14:58 in reply to "There an dback again"
timl Member since:
2005-12-06

I guess that depends on what you like in font rendering. After installing Windows 7 RC1 just to see what the hype was about, the very first thing I did was find out which settings in font rendering were the least aggravating for my eyes.

I still vastly prefer the result on my Gnome desktop at "best contrast" setting. But a lot of people seem to have no problems with being shown the rainbow at the edges of their letters. To each his own.

Reply Parent Score: 2

RE[2]: There an dback again
by Jenne on Thu 22nd Oct 2009 15:26 in reply to "RE: There an dback again"
Jenne Member since:
2008-11-11

Turned off Clear Type in Win7 and switshed all fonts to Verdana which is best readable for me on TFT's. No fluffy rainbow fonts - It's all "quiet" and crisp. ;)

Reply Parent Score: -1