Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 21st Jan 2006 19:18 UTC
PC-BSD The second release candidate of PC-BSD 1.0 has been released. From the announcement: "The latest cut of PC-BSD, version 1.0RC2 is now available! This update adds KDE 3.5 support, as well as some additional features/bugfixes. ISO's may now be downloaded from our main download page. Users currently running under PC-BSD 1.0RC1 can also download a self-installing system update, which upgrades the system to 1.0RC2. This file is available on our Updates page, as Patch #6."
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RE: PC-BSD Rocks
by dylansmrjones on Sun 22nd Jan 2006 10:56 UTC in reply to "PC-BSD Rocks"
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This does not happen in Linux UNLESS you start messing up with config files and start re-compiling free type config files.

Hmm... you don't have to mess around with config files at all. Not in KDE, not in Gnome.

It's a matter of clicking on a different radiobutton. That's all there is to it.

Installing windows corefonts are a non issue as well.

Whether or not fonts look good without antialiasing is a personal preference. But true, without antialiasing it looks close to old school windows fonts (without antialiasing - at least for small fontsizes). Whether it's good or bad must depend on the eye beholding it, as well as the monitor/graphics card combo used.

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RE[2]: PC-BSD Rocks
by OSGuy on Sun 22nd Jan 2006 11:36 in reply to "RE: PC-BSD Rocks"
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I have tried the trick on a few Linux distributions and it looks nothing like Windows. I had to modify freetype-2.1.9/include/freetype/config/ftoption.h by commenting line 439 and re-compile freetype2. However, in PC-BSD all I need to do is just turn off anti-aliasing and restart KDE and you get the same result, exact look as in Windows. Of course using fonts such as Tahoma, Arial, Verdana, Timew New Roman, the good old Windows fonts. These fonts are used by many web sites so the web sites display correctly.

Edited 2006-01-22 11:43

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RE[3]: PC-BSD Rocks
by dylansmrjones on Sun 22nd Jan 2006 14:07 in reply to "RE[2]: PC-BSD Rocks"
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I know the fonts. Have them as well, including Tahoma which isn't a part of the corefonts-package. But I just drag'n'drop the font from /mnt/c/windows/fonts to fonts:/// ;)

I wonder what linux distributions you used. It doesn't sound like distributions I would touch of my own free will.

When you modify ftoption.h are you removing antialiasing or adding support for BCI (or both)? Fonts look like crap without antialiasing, no matter the platform, unless you're using a low resolution. Fonts without antialiazing looks bad on Windows XP/2K3 and they look ugly too on Mac (deemed from screenshots) and GNU/Linux. I prefer the way from Windows 2000-way with antialiazing off for small font sizes and on for large font sizes.

You don't have to make such modifications anymore with FreeType - not on *BSD, nor on linux. This is btw. for all platforms using a new version of FT2. In earlier days you had to make such modifications - true for all platforms. It's FT2 specific and not system specific AFAICT.

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