Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 14th Feb 2006 22:25 UTC
PC-BSD "After using PC-BSD several days, I was impressed with how easy it is to use. It's a good desktop OS, and a great way to introduce BSD to new users. The 1.0 release has a few rough edges, but nothing that should scare off prospective users. For the future, I'd like to see something like Synaptic to manage PBI packages and allow users to browse for software without having to visit the PC-BSD Web site, and it would be nice if the site had a little more documentation, but I expect such things will come along in due time as the project matures."
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RE: A few details...
by OSGuy on Wed 15th Feb 2006 12:07 UTC in reply to "A few details..."
OSGuy
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2006-01-01

Charles, Please try to find a way to turn of the anti-aliasing in FF and TB so when we make the fonts look like Windows they also work on FF. I don't know why it doesn't work anymore but I have done it before on a Linux ditsro. The only differnce was, I had to turn the byte-interpreter off manually and re-compile FreeType. In BSD it's already off as you mentioned once. I had fonts in FF look same as in Windows along with KDE and GNOME. I am not sure why it didn't work in BSD.

Edited 2006-02-15 12:12

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RE[2]: A few details...
by Charles A Landemaine on Wed 15th Feb 2006 12:10 in reply to "RE: A few details..."
Charles A Landemaine Member since:
2005-11-11

Yes, we're working on it: http://www.pcbsd.org/forums/viewtopic.php?t=2737
If you ever find a solution, please tell us... This has been a real challenge lately... But early or late we'll find a solution! ;)

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RE[3]: A few details...
by OSGuy on Wed 15th Feb 2006 12:14 in reply to "RE[2]: A few details..."
OSGuy Member since:
2006-01-01

I edited my comment above, please re-read it ;) I think I found out exactly what I did in Linux. I will post another post soon. Please stay tuned ;)

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RE[3]: A few details...
by OSGuy on Wed 15th Feb 2006 12:26 in reply to "RE[2]: A few details..."
OSGuy Member since:
2006-01-01

I sent you a private message on the PC-BSD forum. Please check it out.

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RE[2]: A few details...
by Charles A Landemaine on Wed 15th Feb 2006 12:32 in reply to "RE: A few details..."
Charles A Landemaine Member since:
2005-11-11

Actually, the Bytecode Interpreter is off in the former linux_base-7 that we used. Now we use linux_base-rh9 and it is enabled, but the problem is that all fonts are antialiased now. The bytecode interpreter needs to be turned on so that the antialiasing rules of fontconfig work properly though. This is the way it works on FreeBSD at least.

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