As you know, one of my minor obsessions is making fonts look as good as possible under Linux. One of the nice benefits of Gentoo’s “build it all from source” model is that everything looked pretty darn good font-wise right out of the box, although I later made some tweaks to improve things. For those of you out there using Red Hat or other distributions that have crappy font support by default, there’s a Register article explaining how to spruce things up. Interestingly, I find that a lot of long-term Linux users don’t really care about how their fonts look, but if you come from the Windows or Mac world and are used to having decent anti-aliasing and a wide variety of appealing fonts available, dealing with crappy fonts under Linux is a major sacrifice.