Short bio: Computer Scientist, FOSS supporter (read more)
Tux Machines (TM)-specific
Many people are unsatisfied with the existing ways of font display systems on Linux. A research paper from Anti-Grain now showed easy but powerful text rasterization improvements. However, the answer from the FreeType developers is a bit sobering.
It is often mentioned that Fonts look ugly on Linux. While I cannot really understand that drastic statement (using DejaVu fonts) there certainly is room for improvements.
Maxim Shemanarev from Anti-Grain now looked into the issue and suggested a set of simple but powerful, not patented methods to improve this situation drastically. He outlines the advantages as follows: