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[4]: PC-BSD Rocks
by Charles A Landemaine on Sun 22nd Jan 2006 15:03 UTC
Charles A Landemaine
Member since:
2005-11-11

Yes, Tahoma is part of the webcore fonts package in PC-BSD. It is nice to use Tahoma for toolbars, and buttons for instance.

I had the problem of fonts in just about every Linux distro I used (Gentoo, Debian, Kurumim, Mandriva and Ubuntu), and also on FreeBSD. Fonts are either aliased or anti-aliased, and the only tradeoff is excluding a size range from being anti-aliased ;)

PC-BSD has Bytecode Interpreter on, fonts are aliased for most of them on this screenshot, and I this it looks good. What do you think? I think it looks nicer than if everything were antialiased and hardly readable. These are the same rules as those of Windows actually.

http://img29.imageshack.us/img29/9339/pcbsd2yh.png

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RE[5]: PC-BSD Rocks
by OSGuy on Sun 22nd Jan 2006 19:31 in reply to "RE[4]: PC-BSD Rocks"
OSGuy Member since:
2006-01-01

PC-BSD has Bytecode Interpreter on, fonts are aliased for most of them on this screenshot, and I this it looks good. What do you think? I think it looks nicer than if everything were antialiased and hardly readable. These are the same rules as those of Windows actually.

I think it looks very good. That's what I meant, I've got them like that too except that I use size 10 which is equvilient to size 8 in Windows. To give people an idea how it looks, change your font to Tahoma size 8 on Windows and have a look. It looks exactly the same.

Edited 2006-01-22 19:34

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RE[5]: PC-BSD Rocks
by dylansmrjones on Sun 22nd Jan 2006 19:47 in reply to "RE[4]: PC-BSD Rocks"
dylansmrjones Member since:
2005-10-02

Yup, the old Windows 2000 look to some extent. Quite efficient. I still prefer antialiasing for larger font sizes, but in small font sizes it can become problematic.

This is easy to change though. Just exclude a certain range, which is what was done on older Windows versions.

With my 17" monitor and a resolution of 1600*1200 antialiazing is better when scaling the fonts and widgets. But it all depends on monitor, resolution, your eyes, distance to monitor and etc.

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RE[6]: PC-BSD Rocks
by Joe User on Sun 22nd Jan 2006 20:35 in reply to "RE[5]: PC-BSD Rocks"
Joe User Member since:
2005-06-29

With my 17" monitor and a resolution of 1600*1200

Gosh... A 17" monitor with a resolution of 1600x1200, that must be VERY VERY small. I have a 19" monitor, and a resolution of 1600x1200 is already almost unreadable. I use 1200x1024.

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RE[5]: PC-BSD Rocks
by molnarcs on Sun 22nd Jan 2006 20:37 in reply to "RE[4]: PC-BSD Rocks"
molnarcs Member since:
2005-09-10

It depends on your monitor - on my LCD, I achieved the best results using this howto:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/linux/answers/Hardware/LCD_TFT_Monito...

When I was done with ~/.fonts.conf, I had to make it readable only, because KDE kept overwriting the settings. For LCD, I think these are the best settings.

It should be easy to provide various profiles in an easy to use config dialog. All you need is to change (or if it does not exist, create) a .fonts.conf file in the user's home directory.
This is my file:
ftp://hatvani.unideb.hu/pub/personal/vegyes/fonts.conf (made with the help of the howto)

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