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Why does text in Ubuntu on a MacBook Pro appear larger?

Why does text in Ubuntu on a MacBook Pro appear larger?

I have installed Ubuntu on VirtualBox on my MacBook Pro (running Mac OS X 10.5). I have set both Ubuntu terminal's text and my iTerm's text on MacBook using the same font (monospace) and same size (10).

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Guest [Entry]

"The first place to check is whether your DPi is set lower.

Within Ubuntu/Gnome, go to Appearance > Fonts > Details

At the top is a Resolution option, I believe by default this is set to 96 DPI. If this value is different it will cause your fonts to appear larger/smaller than you expect."