Monday, July 21, 2008

Linux, Gentoo and Awesome Fonts

With Gentoo I finally have a linux setup that beats Windows in font display!

I just enabled the "bindist" USE flag and activated anti-aliasing by writing some options in /etc/fonts/local.conf and ~/.fonts.conf

this guide was really useful:

The result?

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Gentoo Chronicles

I've been running Gentoo for the last 3 weeks :)

Its actually pretty cool. You get to know the complete in-and-outs of your system. Im definately more aware of each service running on my system now that I've configured each and every one I've activated. USE flags are also pretty cool since you get to decide what you want down to the tinny little detail.

You do need a good system to compile the packages quickly though. Don't try it on old machines!

Debian is still my favorite distro since everything works (tm) and I still use it on my MythTV box and my Workstation @ work, but gentoo is fun to fiddle with on my personal laptop :)

Gentoo > *