It has been YEARS of putting up with the horrible Google font rendering in Google's browser on Windows, all the while IE and Firefox render them perfectly.
I still prefer Firefox.
Linux's fontconfig allows for all sorts of configuration. Ubuntu, by default, probably has the nicest config. Otherwise, I personally turn off all hinting but leave subpixel rendering on. Brings it closer to what OSX does.
Personally, the best font rendering I've ever seen is on a high PPI Android phone. Most pages that are more than 2-3 paragraphs I forward to my phone for reading, since my desktop displays aren't that great.
Chrome seems to not do any anti-aliasing, as opposed to Firefox.
Of course, a lot of people have complained that DirectWrite rendering is "fuzzy", so to each their own I guess.
I've been starting to use webfonts and this issue has been very annoying for me (as a Linux user, where pretty much all fonts look good).