One of the things that just never felt quite right to me was the quality of font rendering on my Linux setups. I've tried poking at nearly every setting in the GNOME fonts panel, but there was always something amiss. Today, I stumbled onto what I think is one of the best tweaks for Ubuntu that I have ever seen. The patches were dead-simple to install, and the whole process only took a couple of minutes. And then, when the system came back up after the reboot, there was a look of utter disbelief on my face. It looked like someone had gone and replaced the laptop's screen. The fonts looked absolutely gorgeous! If you have an Ubuntu box and an LCD display, you really want to install these patches...now. And if you're using another distro, find a way to do the same. Trust me, your eyes will thank you a million times over.