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In the last two months I'm trying to do a complete transition from Windows 7 to Ubuntu.

There is something that is really missing. I really like the sharp and think fonts in windows (I'm not talking about the font type - 'Arial','Consolas' atc.).

I think that the Ubuntu fonts looks better, but after several hours I feel like my eyes are really tired.

BTW - I have the same problem with the Apple computer at work too (MacBook pro).

Is it a theme issue? Can i change it by configuration? Can you recommend a solution?

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Font rendering is really a personal-preference (or, often, a ‘what I'm used to’) thing. Since you like Windows' font rendering, How can I make fonts look like they do in Windows? is the question you want to be looking at.

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Download and install MyUnity from Ubuntu Software Center.

Go to the Fonts section and from here you can edit fonts.

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Take a look at the answer of following questions and see if it helps. How can I make Ubuntu/GNOME look better i.e more smaller and compact? The accepted answer and DPI settings in answer by @Musnoon did the trick for me.

Also look at the accepted answer to the following question. http://superuser.com/questions/19824/better-ubuntu-fonts/35192#35192

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