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Microsoft's finest achievement

c|net - 24 June 2001

Joe Wilcox for c|net.

Microsoft's finest achievement with Windows XP may have nothing to do with flashy features. The new operating system uses Microsoft's ClearType font-rendering technology, which makes text viewed on liquid-crystal displays (LCD) unbelievably sharp. I can only describe the difference between normal font rendering and ClearType as "shocking." For tube monitors, the technology does nothing. But for people with notebooks or using flat-panel displays, Windows XP could greatly improve how they work with their computers, particularly with documents and Web pages that display black text on a white background.

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article posted 25 June 2001 and last updated 25 June 2001.

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