Linux comes with lots of its own fonts, which are good. Also, the MS fonts are available to you (you have paid for them after all). To get the Linux fonts, you should make sure that the following packages are installed:
dfontmgr is a good idea. This allows you to
see which X fonts you have installed.
The Microsoft fonts are 'TrueType'. The easiest way of installing these
is by installing the
ttf_commercial package. During the
configuration, this package scans the hard disk for MS fonts. It managed
to correctly find mine under
/xpsystem. I asked it not to insert
xtt module, but I did copy the fonts to the Linux partition.
To use the fonts, you will need to make a change the font server's
configuration file. The file
should have the
catalogue updated to include: