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Sun Aug 11, 2013 10:15 pm

Ok, partly due to my short attention span (ADHD) and the fact that I get easily bored, I just switched back to Ubuntu from Windows 7. What a sight for sore eyes. I LOOOOVVVVEEE the Ubuntu default text. It is so much easier to read and easier on the eyes. I'm not sure how it is for Windows 8, but I know that enabling GPU desktop acceleration somehow makes Windows 7's bad text ever worse. After staring at the screen for a few hours, I will have to give credit to Ubuntu for better text.
 
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Mon Feb 17, 2014 6:50 pm

confusedpenguin wrote:
Ok, partly due to my short attention span (ADHD) and the fact that I get easily bored, I just switched back to Ubuntu from Windows 7. What a sight for sore eyes. I LOOOOVVVVEEE the Ubuntu default text. It is so much easier to read and easier on the eyes. I'm not sure how it is for Windows 8, but I know that enabling GPU desktop acceleration somehow makes Windows 7's bad text ever worse. After staring at the screen for a few hours, I will have to give credit to Ubuntu for better text.

I'd chalk that up to the wonderful people behind FreeType and Pango more than anything.
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Mon Feb 17, 2014 8:48 pm

Ubuntu's default fonts are easy to read in part because they are larger. I tweak the font settings a little bit to make better use of screen real estate, at the cost of a slight decrease in readability.
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Mon Feb 17, 2014 9:22 pm

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Ubuntu's default fonts are easy to read in part because they are larger. I tweak the font settings a little bit to make better use of screen real estate, at the cost of a slight decrease in readability.

I've had a slightly mixed bag of font experience in CentOS. I really don't like the default subpixel hinting with certain fonts. I've finally settled on using Cantarell with "Best shapes" which uses grayscale smoothing. This is much better than the default behaviour.
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