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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RE[4]: Comment by kaiwai
by moondevil on Mon 17th Jan 2011 08:08 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by kaiwai"
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The problem is, that some OpenGL drivers are so bad, that doing WebGL on top of DirectX is still more stable and faster than using OpenGL.

Not everyone has an ATI or NVidia graphics card, and even them have issues with OpenGL.

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