Another comic success!
Posted Sep 29, 2012 16:14 UTC (Sat) by khim
In reply to: Another comic success!
Parent article: GNOME 3.6 released
As mentioned by the other user Linux is the only OS that seems to have issues with this. Neither Windows or OS X provides any sane way to configure fonts desktop-wide. Usually all font configuration is done on a per-application basis.
That's just crazy. Not sure about OS X, but Windows included this ability since Windows95. Perhaps even in Windows 3.x, but I'm not sure. Not all programs respect these setting, that's true, some offer their own customization tools - but is it any different from Linux?
Fundamentally it really boils down to a sense of empowerment. Nobody wants to mention it because 'feeling empowered' is a bit of a taboo subject among technical computer type people. They want to have the feeling that they are in control and a few whiz-bang sliders can provide that.
Bingo. That's as with the cake mixes: they often don't include some ingredients (like dry egg, for example) and ask you to add that before baking simply to make sure people participate in the "creation" process.
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