Microsoft Cleartype technology is a powerful tool for rendering fonts on LCD screens properly. The difference between normal displays on a laptop and a Cleartype enabled screen can be quite spectacular. For some reason Windows XP does not enable Cleartype by default so the first thing a user with an LCD screen should do is enable it. This has always entailed a visit to the Cleartype web site and running the Cleartype Tuner through Internet Explorer. Not anymore. Microsoft has finally released the Cleartype Tuner PowerToy for Windows XP users that creates a control panel applet, which is where it belongs. It’s free and once you install it you have complete control for enabling and optimizing Cleartype for your particular display. Well worth the trouble to go get it.