Linked by AdamW on Tue 23rd Aug 2011 22:10 UTC
Fedora Core Fedora 16 Alpha is released today, featuring GNOME 3.1.4 with a unified input indicator for keyboard layouts and input methods, KDE 4.7, GRUB 2 on new installations (with GPT disk labels) and several other major changes. You can download it now. Remember to read the important information in the release notes and common bugs page.
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RE: Ugly Font Rendering
by Neolander on Wed 24th Aug 2011 07:25 UTC in reply to "Ugly Font Rendering"
Neolander
Member since:
2010-03-08

Here's an interesting read about "ugly" font rendering.

http://www.joelonsoftware.com/items/2007/06/12.html

Basically, there is no proper font rendering on a screen, only compromises. People who are used to the Apple approach (visual correctness) will think it looks better, people who are used to the Microsoft approach (crispness and readability) will think it looks better, etc...

GNOME 2 allowed you to choose which rendering algorithm you prefer, which was a nice touch even though the dialog was confusingly worded. Don't know if the feature is still there in GNOME 3

Edited 2011-08-24 07:26 UTC

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RE[2]: Ugly Font Rendering
by _txf_ on Wed 24th Aug 2011 09:07 in reply to "RE: Ugly Font Rendering"
_txf_ Member since:
2008-03-17

Don't know if the feature is still there in GNOME 3


Sums up Gnome 3 very nicely...

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RE[3]: Ugly Font Rendering
by Neolander on Wed 24th Aug 2011 09:33 in reply to "RE[2]: Ugly Font Rendering"
Neolander Member since:
2010-03-08

Yep. KDE 4.0 all over again from that point of view.

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RE[3]: Ugly Font Rendering
by FreeGamer on Wed 24th Aug 2011 15:56 in reply to "RE[2]: Ugly Font Rendering"
FreeGamer Member since:
2007-04-13

OMFG MAJOR NEW VERSION IS NOT THE FINISHED ARTICLE.

Quite why people expect a massive platform overhaul to be a totally perfected release is beyond me.

Don't like Gnome3? Keep using Gnome2. There's plenty of distributions out there.

I've not upgraded since Fedora14 because It Works. If you want the latest and greatest then you have to take the rough with the smooth. If you want something that people spent years knocking the kinks out of then use something that has had a few years to mature.

This whole whiney mess of unsatisfied users was exactly the same when Gnome 2.0 came out, KDE 3.0 came out, and KDE 4.0 came out. It was the same with XP's first release, the same with most major software updates and their first releases.

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