The silver font lining to my synaptic cloud

As I blogged about recently, I’m re-installing a lightweight Linux distribution onto my Kentish network of recycled laptops (by the way, the entire 9 laptops cost less than an iPhone!!).

Ubuntu Software Centre fonts

As I blogged about recently, I’m re-installing a lightweight Linux distribution onto my Kentish network of recycled laptops (by the way, the entire 9 laptops cost less than an iPhone!!).

I’ve plumped for Xubuntu as it’s a very close relative of Ubuntu, and it uses the lightweight window manager Xfce.

Trouble was, I couldn’t get the Synaptic Package Manager to find any new software to install. I turned in laziness to the Eazy-Uze Ubuntu Software Centre. Bingo dingo, lots of apps, with nice icons and everything.

What turned out to be the mega-bonus of the day was discovering a huge list of Free fonts. For example, a whole stash by the Arkandis Digital Family. To be honest, I have yet to download them, let alone vouch for their quality (an important issue, as software such as Scribus can be fussy about shoddy fonts). But still, quite a find I feel.