Perhaps I need to update this more often. Not much has changed since the last update. A new baby, but after the first one, it doesn’t exactly flip your life upside down!

I’ll write more later…


Font configuration woes

A Long, long time ago I had the font configuration all figured out and so I forgot about it. Then I got a new notebook. What did I do on the last one? I dunno. It didn’t look that bad, so I just dealt with it. Last night, this was gnawing at me. So off the the Arch Linux wiki! This time to the Font Configuration page. My eyes have a preference for the Ubuntu fonts. So I simply installed those using a niftly little program called yoaurt and reboot. I don’t know what options I enabled before, but I linked 10-Autohint.conf into the /etc/fonts/conf.d folder and everything is better.

Ah…relish in the beauty. Even Firefox looks better!

My return to XFCE

My conclusion after two days of KDE 4.4 is…I returned to XFCE. KDE wasn’t bad and there is the argument that I didn’t give it enough of a chance. It just doesn’t sit right with me. Maybe it’s the “Start” menu. I dunno. All I know is that XFCE is just more “me.”

Of course, this is what I think is great about Linux. Choice. While KDE isn’t bad, it’s not for me. As long as I don’t hold it against anyone who chooses KDE over Gnome or XFCE, it’s all good!

KDE 4.4 Continued…

Konqueror. Um. As a web brower. Right. It generally works. However, most sites I use complain about an incompatible browser. It also loads/renders sites slower than Chrome or Firefox.

It still does the KIO stuff I love though! smb:/ is something I really miss in XFCE. (Although I hear rumors that it’s coming to Thunar soon!)

KDE 4.4 from an XFCE fan

So…today I noticed that it’s Spring! Since it’s spring, I think it’s time for something new. I’ve been very well set in XFCE for quite some time, especially since KDE 4.0, 4.1 and 4.2 never felt right. I loved KDE 3.x series so I was hoping that KDE 4 would be even better.

Running Arch linux, there’s a whole wiki on it at I went with a base install, so pacman -S kdebase. Adjust slim.conf and .xinitrc and whala! I have a KDE desktop. I have to admit, it’s pretty. Composting helps add a nice touch.

Round one: Initial appearance… 7/10