Message from discussion Linux PC Upgrades
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From: JEDIDIAH <j...@nomad.mishnet>
Subject: Re: Linux PC Upgrades
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Date: Fri, 18 May 2012 17:25:55 -0500
On 2012-05-15, GreyCloud <m...@cumulus.com> wrote:
> On 5/15/2012 3:23 PM, Nix wrote:
>> On 15 May 2012, GreyCloud uttered the following:
>>> Not till you tie in X11, a networked paradigm. I've seen how slow X11
>>> is on a 486. And to get the fonts cleaned up requires a stronger cpu.
>> You do realise that X11 was designed and run and was fast on machines
>> that make 486s look like supercomputers?
>> (How you can estimate the CPU requirements of KDE while excluding X11 is
>> beyond me. It requires substantial research effort -- on the order of
>> writing your own windowing system -- just to distinguish between delay
>> caused by things KDE would need to do anyway but is getting the X server
>> to do on its behalf, and delay caused by something specific to X11. I
>> don't believe you have done this.)
>> KDE4 has substantial CPU requirements above and beyond anything to do
>> with X, in any case.
>>>>> Of course if you want an older distro, along with the jagged fonts, that
>>>>> is the users choice.
>>>> What "jagged fonts"? About what era are you babbling? There were not "jagged
>>>> fonts" since several years
>>> Someone posted the tiny linux url and the fonts were back to the old jaggies.
>> Really? Tiny Linux is using core X fonts, or has compiled antialiasing
>> out of FreeType? Seems very unlikely to me. What are they doing, using
>> Gtk1 or something terrifyingly obsolete like that?
> Didn't you look at the screen shot?? The fonts are jagged.
> So what good is it?
Win7 is horrible about jaggies. With all the whining that you losers
do about fonts in Linux I would have expected it to be much better than
it actually turns out that it is.
You sound like you are reading from a 10 year old FUD playbook.
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