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I decided to post a little introduction to myself here: Ask me who I was last March, and I would have had WinBloze 7 Beta on my main computer and would have been part of Micro$uck's test project for WinBloze 7 and would have been excited about it. However, that changed as soon as my network adapter changed and the new one worked with Linux. As soon as I tested the new adapter with Mint (I'd say about a year ago, in July 2009) I began to really value Linux for what it is.

However, I knew about Linux long before that. I started with gOS 2, which was my first distro. I had tried it back in about February 2008. I first learned about Linux back in mid-2007, from an article in PCMag that spanned several pages. I had quite a hard time back then, and Ubuntu Hardy was no different than gOS.

So then what took me so long from knowing about Linux to finally becoming an active user? My house was nothing but Wi-Fi. My mother set a secure wireless network up back then, and I couldn't connect to it because my adapter (Linksys WUSB54GSC) wasn't recognized by Linux. I had the patience to continue.

Then, in June 2008, my family got hit by the economic collapse here in the USA: The mortgage on my old house doubled and my family had to leave because of the rate increase. So, we were stuck in a hotel room until my family and I could end up in a new house. That Christmas, I wanted a netbook, and got my wish (the one I'm typing on, an Acer Aspire One AOA110-1545). It came with Linux preinstalled, and I liked it all around.

From then to June 2009, I still had WinBloze on my desktop, as Linux still didn't work with my wireless network adapter. Then, in June 2009 as I said, I got a new wireless network adapter, and in July decided to test it with Linux Mint 7. It worked, even from the Live CD! Now,

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Loving the new Ubuntu Font

Posted 10-01-2010 at 02:21 AM by Kenny_Strawn

The new Ubuntu Font is here; just came in a clean installation of 10.10 RC (had to clean-install, as the SSD filled up when installing updates). It is extremely amazing; well, look for yourself:



If you look closely in this screenshot, you'll find out that the font actually is smaller and goes along better with the new Ubuntu branding.
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    Not bad, I didn't know Ubuntu was making their own font.
    Posted 10-01-2010 at 08:31 AM by MTK358 MTK358 is offline
  2. Old Comment
    You would have if you looked in the Syndicated News forum!
    Posted 10-01-2010 at 09:07 AM by Kenny_Strawn Kenny_Strawn is offline
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    How do you get it?
    Posted 10-01-2010 at 12:35 PM by MTK358 MTK358 is offline
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    http://bazaar.launchpad.net/~sladen/...idstream/files

    Apparently to install the font you need bzr to check out the font itself and then symlink the font's directory to /usr/share/fonts/Ubuntu (or Arch's equivalent).
    Posted 10-01-2010 at 05:29 PM by Kenny_Strawn Kenny_Strawn is offline
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    I see they finally let you download the TTF files in a ZIP archive.

    I put them in ~/.fonts and set it as the main UI font, just to see how I like it .
    Posted 10-20-2010 at 07:01 AM by MTK358 MTK358 is offline
 

  



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