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[10]: Real tests
by PlatformAgnostic on Tue 29th Jun 2010 06:08 UTC in reply to "RE[9]: Real tests"
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I've worked a little bit with the internals of Direct3D/WDDM. The IHV path for writing an OpenGL driver has not become worse between XP and Vista, as far as I can tell.

The architecture isn't much different for writing either kind of driver, it's just that the OpenGL driver is some more work for an IHV since they have to provide more of the user-mode 'runtime' parts of the library.

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