Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 12th Mar 2012 23:16 UTC
Windows Okay, so this one actually bothers me quite a deal in the Windows 8 consumer preview: the fonts in Metro look fuzzy - they look like fonts on Mac OS X. Because of the Mac OS X resemblance, I had assumed that Metro switched to a shape-accurate rendering method, like Mac OS X uses, but as it turns out, it's a little less exotic than that.
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RE[2]: Comment by Drumhellar
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Tue 13th Mar 2012 14:29 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by Drumhellar"
Bill Shooter of Bul
Member since:
2006-07-14

No, you nincompoop. Windows 8 & metro is for desktops, laptops, and tablets. I'm not rotating my screen on my laptop, why should I suffer?

Also, you make the DPI retina display levels for the tablet and you aren't going to notice any issue with cleartype. I mean, you would expect MS win 8 arm tablets to try and compete with the ipad, right?

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Earl C Pottinger Member since:
2008-07-12

Because some of us do rotate our screen.

One of the two displays for my Desktop has a ring mount so I can rotate it in either direction. It comes in very useful for read PDFs (legal size formatted mostly, but even letter size fit the screen better) and camera pictures where I am photographing tall structures (ie hold the camera on it's side).

As for my laptop (1600*900 screen), sitting on it's side again makes most PDFs easier to read, just plug in a mouse, set your reader to rotate 90 degrees and scroll thru the document with the wheel.

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RE[4]: Comment by Drumhellar
by j-kidd on Tue 13th Mar 2012 23:49 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by Drumhellar"
j-kidd Member since:
2005-07-06

Those are edge cases. Optimizing for edge cases is fine, but it should never compromise the common cases.

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