Reading this puts my mind at ease. I thought it was only me who actually hated this problem. Trying to design websites in Ubuntu is a hellish experience. Websites just look so darn ugly. Hardly surprising; after all, web design is 95% typography. I can’t use it as a serious replacement on my workstation until its typography improves, I’m afraid. I have a question, though. 

If I grabbed all my Mac fonts, and copied them onto my Ubuntu (yes, I know that’s heresy in the open source world), is there *any* chance I could attain typographical similarity? I tried doing it, and changing font rendering configs, but it still looked horrible (especially in apps that didn’t respect Gnome’s font configs like Firefox).

Just curious. Thanks for the article, by the way. :)