Mauriat Miranda     mjmwired

Improve Fonts in Chrome in CentOS 6

I am currently running the latest version of Firefox (8.0) and Google Chrome (15.0.874.121) in CentOS 6 64-bit using the Gnome 2.28 desktop. Both work fine, however Firefox renders fonts significantly better than Chrome. The Fix: The following steps fix the problem. Open the file .fonts.conf in your home directory, if it does not exist create it: $ touch ~/.fonts.conf Add the following contents to the file: <?

CentOS Desktop

I’m migrating away from Fedora as my desktop operating system. I’ve been testing CentOS 6 which was released recently and I feel I would be much more efficient using it instead of Fedora. I still have quite a few quirks to resolve, but I have no doubt I’ll find the solutions. I bought a new desktop some time ago with the intention of running virtualization, so I plan to still test and use Fedora time to time, but I can no longer keep up with the rate of change.

Downside to Enterprise Linux

(Note: For the purpose of this post CentOS is equivalent to RHEL) It has been about 2 and 1/2 years since I built a dedicated server and chose CentOS instead of Fedora. Since I installed CentOS 5.1 I have used the upgrade process 4 times with no problems bringing me to version 5.5 with practically no re-installation, re-configuration or troubleshooting upgrade issues. This is the goal of enterprise linux. A long term stable solution with no major changes to preserve compatibility with every piece of software that was provided since it was released (in this case April 2007).

CentOS 5.5 Released

The CentOS team just announced the release of CentOS 5.5. The wiki has the Release Notes. Most major changes can be found in the RHEL 5.5 release information (which CentOS is based). Running yum update should update your system. Keep in mind the recent post-release updates should be syncing with the CentOS mirror soon. As always, relatively smooth sailing with CentOS!

Fedora and Linux Blogs

I know the trend now is “status updates”, but I still enjoy reading blogs more. And I’ve been doing lots more reading and far less writing lately. I thought I might share the Fedora and Linux blogs that I enjoy. (Sorry I don’t have an OPML link). Fedora Hans' hacking log (Hans de Goede) i, quaid (Karsten Wade) James Morris Jef"I am the pusher robot"Spaleta Kevin’s World (Kevin DeKorte) knurd (Thorsten Leemhuis) mairin (Máirín Duffy) Mether’s Fedora Blog (Rahul Sundaram) poelcat (John Poelstra) Rex Dieter Richard WM Jones Single Point of Failure (Jesse Keating) Tom Callaway Will Woods, Fedora Testing Guy wtogami (Warren Togami) CentOS / Red Hat related