Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 10th Oct 2010 14:17 UTC, submitted by Extend
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu Yes, yes, it's that time of the year again - a new Fiona Apple album confirmed (which makes anything that happens between now and spring 2011 irrelevant and annoying), MorphOS 2.6 released (will be the next news item), and, of course, a new Ubuntu release showcasing the best of the best that the Free software world has to offer in the desktop world.
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RE[6]: Solid release
by nt_jerkface on Mon 11th Oct 2010 14:49 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Solid release"
nt_jerkface
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2009-08-26

Hardware acceleration is the last refuge of devs who don't know how to write well-optimized code.


It makes sense for a lot of effects to be handled by gpu. If the gpu already knows how to process effects like fading, shadow and transparency then the most efficient code is to pass it off. You do not want to needlessly waste cpu cycles doing transparency calculations.

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