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RE[2]: Think Debian.
by UltraZelda64 on Sat 1st Jan 2011 02:01 UTC in reply to "RE: Think Debian."
UltraZelda64
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2006-12-05

You just summarized why I like Ubuntu.

On Ubuntu, I never need to adjust fonts in any application. On debian (and at least opensuse), it's the first thing you have to do.

I don't remember exactly how Ubuntu fonts were set up (haven't used it in a while), but I honestly can't think of a single distro that I've tried that needed absolutely *no* font twiddling. I can't even recall Ubuntu's fonts being perfect. But it's a quick and painless setting, which can be done in no time, so I guess that's why I can't remember: something that takes only about 20 seconds to do and is done only once is not something that I easily remember. Neither is something I never had to do in the first place though...

I recall Xfce being a breeze to change font/DPI settings as well, but I'm not sure about KDE. I know for sure I went through hell trying to find KDE4's DPI settings before giving up when I found that it didn't have any and that xorg.conf had to be edited (or created) manually, but I don't remember what its font config in general was like. I'm not too crazy about KDE's configuration system either; it's (to me) illogical and somewhat difficult to navigate.

Default font configurations seem, to me, very similar across distros. It's usually changing those preferences that seems to vary widely between distros.

Edited 2011-01-01 02:04 UTC

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