I've now manage to get Microsoft Corefonts installed on my linux box (thanks for the link ziggy). It really makes a massive improvement. It was a bit trickier to get things working in AbiWord (which I use to write my journal entries) but in the end symlinking the font files into/usr/share/AbiSuite/fonts/ and running ttfadmin.sh seemed to do the trick.
My 'new' palm m100 came in the mail yesterday, only $46 from Ebay. My big plan is to work out how to sync my to-do list with RT. I've really caught the Ebay bug, been bidding on CPUs and cd players all week. Much more fun than going to the shops:)