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Negativ13 12-19-2002 10:23 PM

The fonts on Mandrake 9 don't look half as good as XP's ClearType. Is there a way to improve them?

I would love to kill my XP dual boot altogether but there are 3 things keeping me on it.


Red Alert

MS Money (or even Quicken)

Thats it.

blinux1 12-19-2002 11:15 PM

I don't know much on the subject, but there are a couple free products out there that act as emulators for windows programs. just a thought. :)

jetblackz 12-20-2002 12:58 AM

easy: switch to KDE and turn on Anti-Aliasing.


MasterC 12-20-2002 01:05 AM

Red-Alert? What's that? Anyway, alot of people have different reasons to dual boot, it's no shame/problem. If the reasons are justifiable to you, then who cares? Also, if it's that big of a hassle for you to dual boot, then it might worth your time to look into alternatives, or emulators. VMWare might be able to run all those programs in it's virtual win environment..

I still dual boot, and the only reason: P2P. I can't find a P2P on linux that compares to the Grokster/Kazaa/Morpheus clients. Gnutella does a decent job, and I do share everything when I am booted into linux on the gnutella network via Limewire, but it just doesn't seem to have the amount of files, or the speed that the winbloze clients do. And no, it's not just because Limey sucks, it's the same for me with all the gnutella clients, gtk-gnutella et al.

Anyway, once you get the fonts fixed, you are one step closer. From there to find alternatives (that support your backed up files as well) head over to and search for some. The worst thing that'll happen is you won't find a decent one and will continue in your current situation. No loss there.


Nu-Bee 12-20-2002 12:35 PM

Re: Fonts

Originally posted by Negativ13
The fonts on Mandrake 9 don't look half as good as XP's ClearType. Is there a way to improve them?

I d/b WinXPX/Mdk9 and I finally got fonts in linux that don't give me a headache. The fonts were >A< primary thing that keeps me d/b'ing.

Here's some tweaks that make a big difference. Mainly I installed the M$ .ttf fonts and use antialiasing in KDE...but here's more:

X-font tweak


More tweaks

Negativ13 12-20-2002 01:43 PM

Red Alert! Games my man games... the main reason I can't drop my dual boot.

MasterC 12-20-2002 03:49 PM

Cool, a perfectly good reason :)


bigjohn 12-22-2002 10:17 AM

You could try looking at the thread that I started not so long ago, I know I was refering to modifying the fonts for the opera browser, but it seems to have changed the lot!

Hence some of the advice that I was given here may be of some help



macewan 12-22-2002 11:33 AM

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