Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 12th Apr 2011 18:33 UTC
Internet Explorer So, have you installed Internet Explorer 9 yet on your Windows machine? No? Well, feel assured in the knowledge that at MIX11 today, Microsoft announced Internet Explorer 10, while also pushing out the very first preview release. Also, IE10 (can I call it IEX? Can I? Can I?) was demonstrated running on Windows for ARM.
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HW accel, blah
by pysiak on Tue 12th Apr 2011 20:00 UTC
pysiak
Member since:
2008-01-01

The more I hear each month about HW acceleration in browsers the more I feel my old Acer 1,6 GHz Celeron laptop (with crappy intel GFX) is not suitable for ... web :-(

I hate that, websites are getting more and more difficult to render on older machines and throwing GPUs at it is saying: we won't optimize ever.

If that keeps up I won't be able to add 2+2 or write an email.

I am not impressed as I don't see why I need a GFX card to have 2 webpages with flash and another one with fancy CSS3/HTML5 crap on it.

;-)

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RE: HW accel, blah
by Neolander on Tue 12th Apr 2011 21:16 in reply to "HW accel, blah"
Neolander Member since:
2010-03-08

And you know the worst ?

Flash was a plugin, which you could easily uninstall and disable.

But with HW acceleration and fancy HTML5 stuff in all browsers, bloat is going to become part of the de facto web standards.

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RE[2]: HW accel, blah
by Hiev on Tue 12th Apr 2011 21:32 in reply to "RE: HW accel, blah"
Hiev Member since:
2005-09-27

Saying HW is bloat for the browser is like saying Compiz is bloat for x.org.

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RE: HW accel, blah
by Ventajou on Tue 12th Apr 2011 23:37 in reply to "HW accel, blah"
Ventajou Member since:
2006-10-31

Right, instead web browsers should stick to making our desktop supercomputers display web pages and run javascript at the speed of a 486.

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