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Tux Machines (TM)-specific
Apple Computers originally developed a Truetype font in 1980. Later in 1991 Microsoft introduced the same to Windows operating system. These fonts enhance your web browsing experience and some software such as Macromedia Flash player only works best with Truetype / FreeType fonts under Linux desktop.
Linux use fonts from the FreeType project of David Turner. It is an attempt to create an independent implementation of the TrueType standard.
How do I install Microsoft TrueType core fonts and FreeType fonts under Debian Linux?