Xubuntu defeats the point of using XFCE because they built it on a Gnome base. If you want a slow bloated distro why not just use Gnome?
I dont think thats the only or best way to get better fonts. I just tried CrunchBang and it was probably the fastest distro I have ever tried on my modern hardware. Everything was instant and I didnt feel like I sacrificed too much functionality for it.
Also, its not improvement if you cant use it. Its taking up space, adding to the time it takes to read libraries and find files, yet a lot of it cant be used and offers no functionality at all.
I dont know what we are going to do for the main editions now that there is a switch to Unity.
Nick_Djinn wrote:Im not a developer. Im just an opinionated user who has been around long enough to not be a complete noob, but Im not a geek either. I couldnt really tell you whose fault it is, though I applied common sense and noticed that other debian BASED distros have done things to solve the poor default font setting.
Nick_Djinn wrote:As I mentioned earlier, I was trying a live DVD on my laptop and am not currently logged in to XFCE-debian. I just got my desktop with my phenom quad, and after upgrading to AM3 and DDR3-1600 and using Firefox 4.2 nightly instead of 3.6, everything is as fast as stable as I could hope for. Hardly any delays for anything. Its awesome.
I might put XFCE on my laptop, but at the moment its not a pressing issue. I will review what was shared here next time I try it, but poor DEFAULT font quality in my live session was a factor in pulling the plug before installation.
Im liking Crunchbang-XFCE-64.
Im guessing what I would like to see is access to some of the better fonts like you see in Ubuntu, or even proprietary fonts from commercial sources.....also, sub-pixil and anti-aliasing and all that.....I have not tried those suggestions yet, but Im also not using the debian edition currently.
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