Linked by Kroc Camen on Sat 26th Jun 2010 10:48 UTC
Internet Explorer Microsoft have released IE9 Platform Preview 3, an application that gives developers access to the IE9 rendering engine (it's not a full browser). In this update they have added hardware accelerated HTML5 Video, Canvas, Fonts (using WOFF) and big improvements in JavaScript with ES5, DOM Traversal, L2 and L3 events and 83/100 Acid3 score. It sits between Firefox and Chrome 6 on JavaScript speed, but outperforms every browser in real tests.
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RE[3]: IE9: Getting there
by Fergy on Mon 28th Jun 2010 11:14 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: IE9: Getting there"
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Any idea if they are going to support HW acceleration under Linux (or other OpenGL-supported platforms) and if so, when? Or will this again be a Windows-only feature?

Firefox's developers really like the Direct2D api because it is so easy to use. They are also working on a opengl version for other platforms such as linux. Ati seems to have ported Direct2D functionality to their linux driver so that might also be a possibility. Firefox wants to provide the same experience on every platform even smartphones.

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