[conspire] Customising Ubuntu
rick at linuxmafia.com
Thu Jan 20 16:41:07 PST 2005
At last night's EBLUG installfest, a fellow whose name I can't quite
recall (my apologies), but who also attends CABAL meetings, brought a
ThinkPad 600 on which he'd installed the new-ish Ubuntu Linux 4.10
"Warty Warthog" distribution release. It had a problem that a lot of
text was rendered in a rather blocky and unpleasnt fashion, as if the
fonts were slightly corrupted. (There's no reason to believe the fonts
were corrupted; I'm just saying they looked slightly misshapen.)
Here's a pair of articles about "Customising Ubuntu":
Part II (the 2nd link) includes a bunch of tips about post-installation
improvement / additions, such as the ever-popular "How do I add
proprietary, non-redistributable multimedia software $FOO to my distro?"
But I notice one of the other items is "Smoother Fonts":
This will install some extra anti-aliasing to your fonts making them
look smoother. You'll probably want to avoid this if your system is on
the slower side. Detailed instructions can be found here.
I hope that helps!
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