Internet Explorer 9 released!

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Post » Thu Mar 17, 2011 7:31 am

IE9 ditched XP because much of that fancy GPU accelerated rendering cannot be done (well?) in XP. I've read that while FF4 works in XP, it falls back to software rendering, so it's not that impressive anyway.
http://arstechnica.com/microsoft/review ... viewed.ars

I tried it and it seems nice. I'm still more used to the FF interface, so I'll probably keep using that.
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Post » Thu Mar 17, 2011 9:20 am

I've read FF4 uses DirectX 9 on XP, and Chrome is hardware-accelerated with OpenGL on XP, so it is perfectly possible to write hardware-accelerated apps for XP (just think of all the 3D games that have been released for it anyway :P)
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Post » Fri Mar 18, 2011 1:43 am

According to this page, Firefox 4 in XP uses Direct 3D for accelerating compositing, but not content rendering. So no HTML5 Canvas acceleration in XP. :( I'm not sure if that page is outdated, however.
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