hi, tried everything now including installing freetype-freeworld.
no matter what setting, i can't make it come close to the smoothness of ubuntu, and i am not even going to mention w7.
i can't seem to find any good guides for F13, but guides to fix this shouldn't be necessary. locking threads isn't a solution. so when is fedora going to fix this? if they are serious about making a distro for desktop users, they should work on this - it's a thorn in the eye, and not something you'd expect to see in 2010.