We have a machine running Windows2000 which isn't connected to the internet and does nothing but run our accounts software. Yesterday the monitor went bang, so we replaced it with a nice new 19" LCD panel.
Even at its native resolution, text looks horrible.
The OS is fast and stable, and I don't really want to update to XP half way through our accounting year, so is there a way to get cleartype to work, or does anyone know of an alternative?
(1) Make sure you are running your LCD panel in it's native resolution. If you are just upgrading from a CRT, you may not realize how important this is. If you want big letters, don't run it in a lower resolution - run it full-resolution and adjust your fonts.
(2) Make sure you have good cables. Analog cables are susceptable to "ghosting". If you see horizontal ghosting, get a better cable, or go to a DVI connection.
(3) Use fonts that are designed for on-screen use. The Lucida series is good.