Weird font rendering in Netbeans on Linux


I installed NetBeans 6.8 on Linux (Mint, based on Ubuntu 9.10) and I can see that font rendering is very weird. Fonts in NetBeans are just so thin unlike any other program, be it gEdit, Eclipse, Firefox, or whatever.

Does anyone know if it's possible to make fonts in NetBeans look bolder?

Bonus question: AFAIK both Eclipse and NetBeans are written in Java. What gives?

Since a picture's worth a thousand words... screenshot (it won't let me post images)

Is just a JRE configuration. Look how to solve it in this link, and how to apply a native look on Netbeans: