Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 15th Jan 2011 10:40 UTC
Mozilla & Gecko clones Yesterday, the ninth Firefox 4.0 beta was released. One of the major new features in Firefox 4.0 is hardware acceleration for anything from canvas drawing to video rendering. Sadly, this feature won't make its way to the Linux version of Firefox 4.0. The reason? X' drivers are "disastrously buggy". Update: Benoit Jacob informed my via email that there's some important nuance: hardware acceleration (OpenGL only) on Linux has been implemented, but due to bugs and issues, only one driver so far has been whitelisted (the proprietary NVIDIA driver).
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slashdev
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2006-05-14

I was reading that the DirectX 10/11 API was successfully ported to Linux, though not 100% done at the time i read it, but it was already running Direct3D demos and such.

Ah yes, here:
http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=mesa_gallium3d_d...


If it becomes a little more mature, we could see Directx becoming an alternative to OpenGL on non-windows systems...(kinda shows the sad state of opengl right there...)

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