Font rendering in Firefox: Ubuntu 10.04 vs Windows 7
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: July 13, 2010
I'm trying to tune up the font rendering in Ubuntu & Firefox 3.6, to look the same as in Windows 7 and Firefox 3.6.
Windows 7 settings: all default
Ubuntu 10.04 settings: Smoothing-Greyscale, Hinting-Slight, Subpixel order-RGB, fonts in Firefox settings Times New Roman, Arial, Courier New
As you can see, fonts in Ubuntu look unsharp and too much bold (for my taste).
I also tried other combinations in Ubuntu font settings, as well as manual settings in ~/.fonts.conf file, but it didn't give better results than examples above.
Did anyone manage to get font rendering in Ubuntu to be the same as in Windows? How? Screenshot please!
I spent two days and I didn't manage to get result that comes out-of-the-box in Windows.
Verdana Font Ubuntu vs Windows XP
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: November 7, 2010
Hello, I recently installed the Verdana font into Ubuntu 10.10 from my Windows XP partition so web sites that use the font look normal to me.
However whilst Firefox now appears to be using the correct Verdana font, certain text on pages looks really rough and jagged. Especially bold text (see pic).
Font smoothing is disabled on both Ubuntu 10.10 and Windows XP (ClearType), and the same text from the same web page is not at all jagged on my Windows XP install.
Is Windows XP doing something different from Ubuntu to make fonts less jagged without font smoothing enabled?
Thanks for any replies.
Windows 7 font readability vs Ubuntu
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: January 25, 2011
I'm new to Ubuntu and the first thing I've realized is the relatively bad font sharpness of Ubuntu. Thus I've asked google and found some information about Hinting and Anti-Aliasing. Unfortunately the settings of Ubuntu have already been optimal. So I've copied the Win7 fonts to Ubuntu and activated them. But the quality is still worse in comparison to Win7. Is there some stuff left to do in order to reach the same quality?
Thanks in advance,
Ubuntu 10.10 Update Manager libpst4
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: November 17, 2010
Just updating 64-bit Ubuntu 10.10 today (Nov 17th 2010) and it fails to install the updates because it says "Requires installation of untrusted packages The action would require the installation of packages from unauthenticated sources." and in the details it states "libpst4".
Any ideas, help much appreciated?
pros and cons of upgrading ubuntu 9.04 to 9.10 from update manager
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: August 29, 2009
Hello, I've been using Ubuntu for nearly one year and a half. I want to start by saying that I only use ubuntu in my laptop and have no other system or partitioning. Every time theres a new version out i download it and install the system cleanly, this is a pain in the neck because i have to make a back up of all my files several times in a year. Some may answer I shouldn't make a clean copy of the system and stick with the one i have, but i love to explore and especially a fascinating system like this one. Last time i had to make a clean copy is when i installed 9.04 from 8.04. I now find out that an upgrade is possible without having to make a clean copy of the system (have to format and install the system), I want to know how stable does the system become after upgrade and some pros and cons from doing it the old school way of format-install. For example after i installed 9.04 cleanly i could really see the changes in the speed when turning on and off the PC, it really improved. My
I cannot update manager of Ubuntu 9.04
location: linuxquestions.com - date: October 9, 2009
I'M using Ubuntu 9.04 and I can not update manager because I have enough space. I tried to clean my trash can but still I have not enough spasce. Pls. Help
Free Download Manager in Ubuntu
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: December 9, 2008
As a windows user I always loved Free Download Manager it is my favorite. How can I run it in Ubuntu?
I tried Wine but wasn't successful.
It can even convert youtube videos
installing Football Manager 2011 ubuntu
location: linuxquestions.com - date: May 17, 2011
hello i have installed linux on the laptop plus seven remixes of my son
now I can not install the game Football Manager 2011 (and the game does not start by saying that 'the original and then the iso of the game is installed) but what I've read and experienced I can not play in some circumstances I could see the first I kindly ask a hand screen I forgot to say I'm fairly new with linux thanks
Football Manager 2012 on Ubuntu
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: November 17, 2011
Successfully installed FM 2012 on Ubuntu 11.10. Checkout the following link for more details.
Ubuntu 8.04 Restricted Drivers Manager: Download?
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: June 12, 2008
Hey, I just installed 8.04 and it said I needed to install the ATI restricted driver, but I was downloading all the updates, and now I canīt get it to ask me again. How do I make it check for drivers?
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