That said, I did some research on why fonts look like 'crap' compared to Ubuntu and Windows. It looks like the reason is that there is an option in many fonts called "subpixel rendering" which are not enabled in Fedora but is enabled in other distributions. This looks to be done due to Microsoft having various software patents on ClearType which do not end until 2019. [Other patents ended earlier but those only cover the older TrueType fonts.]
There seem to be fixes that will work for people outside of areas that are covered under current software patents (which for all I know is nowhere because of some super secret trade agreement).
- Look at ask.fedoraproject.org for steps to use.
- Look at installing and enabling RPM fusion on your system.
- Follow the steps in 1.