New article written 9 January 2013 may be of more interest - Web Safe Fonts using @FontFace
Website designers are limited to using fonts which they know will be installed on the end user’s machine. Since the web designers are limited they have stuck to 11 core web safe fonts.
Most machines come installed with operating system pre-installed fronts, Windows Microsoft Office and Mac iLife also have pre-installed fonts.
Knowing most people have this software installed it now increases the amount of fonts that are available to use on the web.
Here is a list of fonts that are almost certain to work on your website on any PC: