font looks like its been wrote with a pen
This may sound silly. I have fedora core 3 on my laptop and my pc at home. At home I have no problems with the font on a sony 21" trinitron but on my dell laptop which has a res of 1024x768 and font sizes set to 8 and 9. The font just looks realy scruffy and blotchy. This is the same for all different font faces I try.
In Firefox as well, I just cant get a font that looks nice, this is not just my personal preference but it looks bad. Yet when I go and use IE on a windows box, fonts are never an issue