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Ubuntu homepage. Ubuntu Font Family. Bad font anti-aliasing in Ubuntu. How to Install TTF and CTF Fonts in Ubuntu. Did you buy your desktop or laptop with Vista already installed?

How to Install TTF and CTF Fonts in Ubuntu

Do you want to switch to Ubuntu; but don’t want to lose the great looking Vista ClearType fonts (CTF)? If you’ve answered yes, then this “blurb” is for you. Installing the fonts on your “Ubuntu Powered” system is not that difficult. Note: the following is only legal to do if you paid for your copy or OEM copy of Vista. If you did not pay for Vista, doing the following is illegal and you could get in trouble. 1) Make sure your repositories are available. 2) Run the following command to install cabextract (Microsoft uses cab files so we need to enable support for them). sudo apt-get install cabextract 3) Download the Installer Script (by Aristotle Pagaltzis – plasmasturm.org) here: vistafontinstaller.gz and extract the VistaFontInstaller.sh file to your home directory. 4) Make sure the script has executable rights via chmod like this (make sure you ‘cd’ to your home folder in a terminal first): chmod a+x VistaFontInstaller.sh.

Ubuntu, Font Hinting, & You: A Cautionary Tale · kbps. This post was writ­ten regard­ing Ubuntu 8.10, Intre­pid Ibex.

Ubuntu, Font Hinting, & You: A Cautionary Tale · kbps

This isn’t the first time I’ve encoun­tered hint­ing; I’ve seen it before in GIMP, even when I was using it in Win­dows, this font ren­der­ing option that was inex­plic­a­bly on by default, and resulted in hor­ri­ble kern­ing and mis­shapen let­ter­forms. I don’t claim to know a lot about the tech­ni­cal­i­ties of hint­ing, but every­thing I do under­stand about it agrees that it is meant to improve the shapes of let­ters. If this is the case, some­body is doing some­thing very, very wrong. I haven’t seen a hinted font that looked any­thing other than sickly and disheveled. I’ve com­plained before about the typog­ra­phy in Ubuntu, but my con­tention then was with the fonts that were in use by default, not with the way they were ren­dered.

I found this image on the Ubuntu site, and I am still in dis­be­lief that they choose to rep­re­sent them­selves with font ren­der­ing like this. ~/.fonts.conf. GNU/Linux. Do you waddle the waddle? Linux: Init Process and PC Boot Procedure. BIOS: The Basic Input/Output System is the lowest level interface between the computer and peripherals.

Linux: Init Process and PC Boot Procedure

The BIOS performs integrity checks on memory and seeks instructions on the Master Boor Record (MBR) on the floppy drive or hard drive. The MBR points to the boot loader (GRUB or LILO: Linux boot loader). Boot loader (GRUB or LILO) will then ask for the OS label which will identify which kernel to run and where it is located (hard drive and partition specified). The installation process requires to creation/identification of partitions and where to install the OS. GRUB/LILO are also configured during this process. Frequently Asked Questions - Ext4. Getting Started How do I get started using ext4?

Frequently Asked Questions - Ext4

Please see the Ext4 Howto page for information on getting started using ext4. Where do I get the latest version of e2fsprogs? The latest version of e2fsprogs can be found at Soureforge or at kernel.org. Recently released versions of e2fsprogs support most of the ext4 features (excluding > 16TiB support, as of 2010-11-28), so there is not a requirement to build an e2fsprogs release for using ext4. Mount an ISO image in Linux. Instead of using that rewritable CD/DVD for the 25th time just to burn an installation CD of some Windows software that you are trying to install into your WINE system you can just simply mount that ISO image file and use it off of your hard drive.

Mount an ISO image in Linux

It's not even that hard, just a few command lines in your favorite shell. # mount -o loop noNeedForBurning.iso /mnt/cdrom And now you can read the contents of the ISO file by listing the /mnt/cdrom directory. Cooperative Linux.

EeePC

Asus Eee PC 701. From Gentoo Linux Wiki The Asus Eee PC is the first in a new generation of subnotebooks. The current models feature 2, 4 or 8GB of flash storage, 512MB or 1GB of RAM, wireless and wired networking, external video connector, sound and 3 USB ports. It has been confirmed to work with linux 2.6.28-rc9 and 2.6.27-rc8, although toggle of wifi causes a kernel panic in both. Note: (02/JAN/2008) The 701SD has a different wifi card and requires the rtl8187se driver available at array.org .

Hardware Kernel. Asus Eee PC 701. Most of this information is from the Arch Forum.

Asus Eee PC 701

You can also find a lot of helpful information from the EEEUser Forum. Before You Begin Choosing Your Installation Media. The Linux Home Page at Linux Online. Linux Knowledge Base and Tutorial.