MonthDecember 2009

Installing TTF FONTS in Ubuntu 9.10

After spending a few hours looking and trying out suggestions from various places on the Internet. An All User Install of TTF Fonts goes
like this:

sudo su
password
cd /usr/share/fonts/truetype
mkdir 500fonts
cd /home/user/Desktop/500fonts
cp -r *.TTF /usr/share/fonts/truetype/500fonts
exit
sudo fc-cache -fv  (* note the space after the word cache)
password

after a few moments…

exit
exit

It looks at all the fonts in the Font Cache and re-installs them. So if you have a Windows Font CD of TTF Fonts, you can now use it in LINUX.
You can add the ones out of the list to the open office folder, in /usr/share/fonts/truetype/openoffice, and they should appear in
OpenOffice.

Ubuntu 10.04 Starts for 10 Seconds

The growing adoption of the Linux operating system on netbook devices has compelled Linux distributors to focus on improving startup performance. Ubuntu 9.10, recently released, is one distribution where these improvements are particularly noticeable.

In a presentation at the Ubuntu Developer Summit in Barcelona, developer Scott James Remnant noted that boot time decreased from 65 seconds in version 8.10 to only 20 seconds in 9.10, codenamed Karmic Koala. This is already a substantial improvement, but he believes that there is still room for more aggressive optimization. Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu, will continue pushing the limits of boot performance. According to Remnant, the company aims to achieve a ten-second boot time next year for Ubuntu 10.04, the release that will follow after Karmic.

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