My Thinkpad running Ubuntu 12.04 is my workhorse machine. I get most of my work done on it since my desktop is back home in Ashburn.
Here’s the thing about looking at good font rendering continuously: switching to a worse display gets really annoying really quickly.
People have varying reasons why they don’t use Windows or Mac OS X. I think I have a less common reason. It’s not about usability or software compatibility. It’s just that they both make text look like crap.
The following images show what I’m talking about. This is from my Macbook.
It’s too chunky! I can’t read chunky text all the time.
If I’m going to be reading text on a screen for the majority of a day, it better look amazing. People spend hours making each glyph of a typeface! The least we can do is see them the way they were meant to be seen.