, contextfree` wrote

I don't like the font rendering either, but my understanding is it was done for performance reasons and not really for the orientation reason people seem to think was behind it.

The official reason is somewhere between "ClearType doesn't work on devices that need to dynamically orientate the text" and "Monitors and tablet screens are now high enough DPI to not need ClearType".

Of course that doesn't really help people with low DPI monitors in a fixed orientation who upgraded their OS without upgrading their PC :/