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 lemur2 on Mon 28th Jun 2010 10:21 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: IE9: Getting there"
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Firefox 3.7a5 already supports Direct2D on windows.

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?

it is not crystal-clear from this post, but it seems to indicate that hardware acceleration for Firefox is ordinarily via openGL, and optionally via Direct2D can be enabled instead for those people on Windows whose system's support for openGL is abysmal.

Although Windows is being implemented first, support for OSX and Linux is promised to follow soon, and since it primarily uses OpenGL this shouldn't be that difficult to get working on all platforms.

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