Camz: “when you look a bit deeper into OS X you discover that their display is managed with display postscript.”
Not true. That was true for NeXT, OS X is not using it in any way. The display model of OS X is similar to some (early version) of PDF, but Quartz is no “display PDF” even if some have used that term.
Fred: “Apple has had WebKit running on Windows for years, it’s what renders the iTunes Music Store inside iTunes.”
Not true, at least not a few years ago according to a leading Webkit developer. http://weblogs.mozillazine.org/hyatt/archives/2004_06.html#005666
That could change though with time. If it had I would guess Apple blogosphere would have noticed it a heart beat
Then about the fonts: They are highly subjective. color perception, panel, settings of aliasing, personal preferences, personal history with aliased text etc. all have a big impact on the outcome.
In some ways I find the ClearType way better, but in some ways the Apple way… I frankly don’t like either very much. OS X rendering is much too fuzzy, Cleartype is too light and its quality seems to depend much on panel and other issues than OS X’s. Maybe one of them will some day tuned more into my liking, but that would mean finding some kind of a middle ground.
BTW, I’m a Mac user too, sorry for posting a moronic comment.