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.


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

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.