Beautiful fonts in Ubuntu
In the old days, fonts in Linux were really ugly by default. There are patents involved, so it was possible to make them beautiful recompiling freetype with some options.
Since some time, this is not necessary.
But if you're like me, you may note that some fonts are very blurry in some applications, and you can't change that in the appearance config.
To fix this, I put this .fonts.conf in my home directory.