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I'd like to try a Linux- or BSD-based OS on my desktop. But all distros I've seen so far have fonts that feel unnatural after Windows XP. Could you recommend a distributive or a way to make them like XP with no ClearType?

A random screenshot found on the Net:

XP fonts

If you can recommend something, please attach a screenshot as well.

What I absolutely don't want to do is copying Tahoma from MS Windows.

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Most linux include pixel size similar fonts to those standard windows fonts, fonts like liberation.

If those aren't enough, most debian based distros have a package named ttf-mscorefonts-installer that will download and install the MS fonts.

You can also grab the fonts from a windows installed machine and copy then to your $HOME/.fonts . Then run fc-cache to update your X font cache

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