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A prettier Linux desktop with anti-aliasing

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Virtually everything in Red Hat 9 is now antialiased out of the box.
For those who are not familiar with the term, anti-aliasing is a sleight-of-hand in which the jagged edges of curved letters and numerals are rounded off, making them look more like real letters and less like letters made from Lego blocks. This is done by placing gray pixels in the places where the rounding ought to take place and would if our screens were made up of something other than pixels. The two magnified images here show the effects of anti-aliasing and the alternative (what? aliasing?) on similar but not identical typefaces. They'll give you a sense of what I'm talking about, anyway.
(still more gray canvas prints)
 read more | mail this link | score:7493 | -Ray, March 27, 2001 (Updated: April 24, 2012)
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