So here am I, average Internet consumer sitting and sipping coffee, doing nothing but wondering why my fonts look so much better almost everywhere I look.
I still vaguely remember those disgusting, misaligned, aliased Linux fonts of the 2000s. What the heck happened since then? I certainly didn't do much about it. Well, maybe tweaked a setting or two, but nothing major.
Are we using newer fonts, are we smarter about font choice or are the same old fonts appearing better on LCD screens because rendering, hinting and anti-aliasing algorithms work so much better?