Fedora 8 is very slick, and very lovely indeed. My only complaint is that, yet again, font rendering seems to be worse out-of-the-box in comparison to Ubuntu; could someone more knowledgeable take a guess as to why this might be?
Weak looking, smudged fonts on F8
Edit: After doing a little sniffing around, it seems that the difference is due to Ubuntu having the bytecode interpreter enabled by default, whereas Fedora doesn't.
Edit2: I didn't realise that Fedora's DPI is set to 90 by default. Upping it to 96 improves things, but rendering still isn't as good as 7.10
Last edited by MellonCollie; November 10th, 2007 at 05:09 PM.
Hey, I don't no if anyone else has noticed this?
I have Ubuntu 7.4, Win XP and currently trying Fedora 8 on a third part.
Fedora 8 is pretty, but noticeably slower than Ubuntu 7.4 or 7.10 for that matter. Win is a joke, speed wise, of course...!
It wasn't slower for me, ran really well actually, but I had the same font rendering problem that MellonCollie mentioned (in 1680x1050 too). I spent a couple days trying to fix it, even copied over files from Ubuntu, but I never got the fonts to look as clear, sharp and crisp as in Ubuntu.
its just as fast as ubunut here, im really liking it, especially as gutsy was so dissappointing for me, you may well not see me using ubuntu again till hardy tribes start coming out, but one problem i would still like to know, why is pirut/yumex/yum so ******* SLOW! seriously its a joke, anyone know anything i can do to speed it up? (noone mention apt4rpm, i kindof like my system non-broken)
Oh well, I gave F8 a try today. I'm not really that impressed. Pirut seems slower than Opensuse's Yast. Also I had Firefox crash twice on me while browsing sites I can browse fine in other distros. Also some other minor annoyances I had to get around.
I'll stick with Opensuse and Sidux on my machines for now.
@ whoever was wondering about fonts.
First, I don't see a noticable difference in the fonts in your pictures. Honestly if you asked me which font rendering I preferred, I would lean towards Fedora's. If you want to adjust it, I would try turning up the font anti-aliasing in the gconf-editor. Turn grayscale to rgba and turn hinting from medium to full.
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