Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 9th Sep 2012 22:58 UTC
Mac OS X "A little more than an year ago I wrote my rant post The Linux Desktop Experience is Killing Linux on the Desktop and for the first time in 8 years I wasn't a desktop Linux user anymore. I spent about a month wrestling with Windows 7, but let's face it - Windows is ill suited for professional Ruby programmers like me (and it's ill suited for most programmers, except maybe Java & .Net I guess). Anyways, it was never my intention to stick with Windows - I was just doing my Mac due diligence. Now with 1+ year of OSX usage I'd like to share a few things about my experience thus far with you."
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RE: some questions
by Gullible Jones on Mon 10th Sep 2012 03:28 UTC in reply to "some questions"
Gullible Jones
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2006-05-23

Bytecode hinting, probably. I used OSX once - an old PowerPC version, mind - and the fonts looked quite good.

Mind, my experience is that font rendering varies a lot from monitor to monitor. For instance, on most laptops I've used, Linux renders much better than Windows ClearType; while on my 1280x1024 desktop monitor, Windows renders fonts more readable than Linux. I know there are lots of people whining about fonts on whatever OS compared to whatever other OS, but at this point I believe they all do a pretty good job of it.

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RE[2]: some questions
by Hypnos on Mon 10th Sep 2012 03:51 in reply to "RE: some questions"
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2008-11-19

You may find this interesting:

http://www.infinality.net/blog/infinality-freetype-patches/

I am using these patches on Gentoo (they're in the Portage tree, keyword masked) and my font rendering is superb. I prefer my settings to what is default on OSX.

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