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Fixing MS or webcore font display issues.

Posted 03-09-2017 at 12:41 AM by kingbeowulf
Updated 04-09-2017 at 09:40 PM by kingbeowulf (clarifications)

There are numerous threads on LQ and elsewhere on how to pretty up fonts on Linux. However, I one thing has still bothered me for years: on some web sites the font rendering looked jagged despite using a system or downloaded font, sometimes a fallback font family, that looked fine elsewhere. It didn't matter which browser was used and sometimes affected LibreOffice, etc.

As it turns out, Microsoft fonts look jagged because Freetype, the font rendering engine used by Linux, takes...
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Once again we are shown Microsoft knows how to fix their operating system, but chooses not to

Posted 12-20-2010 at 02:09 AM by William (Dthdealer) (Whaling the FOSS)

This drives me insane.

http://it.slashdot.org/story/10/12/1...ls-20-Released

Microsoft has just released version 2 of their free Security Essential antimalware suite. In the comments, people are praising how 'Great it is', how 'Microsoft is getting it right' and 'Linux sucks because no one makes an equivalent to this'.

Listen to me, you have all been lead.

If Microsoft can provide a free anti-malware...
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Giving Feedback About Dell...

Posted 10-23-2010 at 06:54 AM by beetleman64 (Sensible World of Linux)

I just posted some feedback off to Dell, expressing my "disappointment" over their decision to remove Ubuntu-based computers from their website. I didn't think to copy it, but it went something like:
I am disappointed by the decision to remove Ubuntu... I am sure there is a market... if you give Ubuntu and Windows equal coverage then many entry-level users would be interested... you shouldn't be bending to Windows' monopoly...
Anyway, I gave the website a rating of 2/5 and...
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Windows 7: Did you know it's actual version?

Posted 10-15-2010 at 10:25 AM by Web31337 (In The Middle Of Nowhere [edK's blog])

I was always wondering why don't I see any user-agent containing "Windows NT 7.0" or something on my sites.
Today, I've got a final answer
Occasionally, my friend brought home a laptop with windows 7. He was asked by his friend to configure it, install software, etc. I asked him to navigate to my website so I can view the user-agent from opera he just installed. It was "NT 6.1"! WTF? Really? I remembered that there is a way to view the actual version by calling...
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Creating a problem and then partially solving it makes people believe competitors have the problem

Posted 10-05-2010 at 07:40 PM by William (Dthdealer) (Whaling the FOSS)

I asked the staff of one of my local primary schools why they were installing new computers and throwing out the old ( a few years ) ones. It confuses me when their previous units are perfectly fine for the educational needs of primary school students, but yet they decide they need new ones. I was given a few answers:
  • To 'stimulate' the economy
  • The old ones were getting slower
  • Microsoft offered them an educational discount

I live in Australia, and I have never seen a computer that...
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