Posts Tagged with "Linux"

Font Smoothing in Mint (or other Ubuntu-based distros)

Thursday, December 13, 2007

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The default fonts on my Mint were driving me crazy at this resolution (1280×1024), and options for the kind of font smoothing that XP and Vista have weren’t readily apparent. But thanks to the knowledgebase that is the Internet (yeah, I’m sure it’s also in some man pages in Mint as well) here’s how to […]

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Explanation of the OS issue…

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

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So why the fuss about the operating systems on my (main) computer? Despite being a Microsoft Certified Professional (yeah, ooh and ahh) and Small Business Specialist (further oohs), I’m not a strict fanboy of Windows. Nor am I a strict fanboy of Linux. Simply put, the current status of computers today is such that each […]

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So after all that work…

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

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…I haven’t been in Vista all day. Just working between Mint and XP thus far. (If that made no sense to you, see posts from earlier in the day…)

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Success!

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

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System is now tri-booting between XP, Vista, and Linux Mint. I’d initially messed up Vista’s BCD (bootloader) by installing GRUB to the MBR, so then had to repair the BCD, boot into Vista, download EasyBCD, and go to work on editing the BCD to my liking. And then, of course, testing. Now all is well…and […]

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Computer, Redux

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

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So I wasn’t patient enough for Vista SP1 to be released, so yesterday afternoon I redid my computer, and am now partially completed. Dual-booting with XP Pro and Vista, and will be adding Linux Mint into the equation once I get each of those completely settled with driver updates and Windows Updates. Like you care, […]

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