On Not | Mo Chit

April 27, 2004

Lies, damn lies, and screenshots
Eizo Monitor Scoble is under the impression that I have some huge, piece of junk CRT on my desk, and so I can't tell the difference between the anti-aliasing on XP and OS X. Well, good Sir, I'll have you know that I have a rather nice Eizo L675 as my primary monitor for both boxes. If using an LCD is the baseline in our unscientific comparison, then I think I'm in a position to give my completely unauthoritative opinion.

Scoble also says that he pulled up the yesterday's screenshots on his TabletPC, and that the anti-aliasing looks far better for the Windows fonts. I have no way of confirming or denying this point. However, I'm a little skeptical since the TabletPC isn't doing any anti-aliasing of the fonts in the screenshots. I guess I may have to go to my local Microsoft Store and see for myself.

However, I think my initial objection to Scoble's claim about ClearType still stands. Using my XP Box and OS X Panther install, I can't see such a remarkable difference in anti-aliasing to say that ClearType is "FAR, FAR" better. That's just FUD.
Posted by Dudley at 12:45 PM

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