Are terry cloth towels lint free?
Correspondingly, what is considered a lint free cloth?
A lint free cloth is a special type of cleaning cloth that does not give up any fluff when used. A microfiber cloth like that shown in the picture is a good example of one that is lint free. Micro-fiber cloth is available through online retailers and most electronic stores.
Secondly, what can I use instead of lint free cloth?
Windex is supposed to be able to strip the anti-glare coating off with just a tiny bit. CD-cleaning wipes are almost always lint-free :P. I typically use the remnants of old cotton shirts. Note that t-shirts tend to leave lint behind, but proper collar and tie jobs don't.
You definitely want to keep your microfiber cloths separate from other laundry items. We do this because, as we know, microfiber cloths are designed to pick up absolutely everything! Well, this includes lint and debris that will inevitably come off of other garments and towels.