Message from 2021
This post is pretty old! Opinions and technical information in it are almost certainly oudated. Commands and configurations will probably not work. Consider the age of the content before putting any of it into practice.
MacBook with Intel GMA 950 graphics:
iBook with ATI Radeon 9550 graphics:
MacBook Pro with ATI Radeon X1600 graphics:
For grins, Dell Latitude, Windows XP Pro, Quadro NVS 120M graphics:
Note that in Windows they don’t even bother to antialias the text, which is in the “wrong” font compared to Mac (here’s the iMac shot again:)
I’ve also seen this problem in OmniWeb’s Downloads window when using Exposé, but I resized the window and it went away (how’s that for an edge case), and I can’t find the precise window sizing that makes Exposé scale it just right (or wrong, depending on your point of view).
Thanks & greets to Andrew and Engimo for their screenshots.