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Old 14th September 2010, 03:37 AM
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Firefox 4 Hardware Acceleration

Looks like we're finally going to get accelerated graphics/video in Firefox 4 for Linux:

http://hacks.mozilla.org/2010/09/hardware-acceleration/

And it seems Micro$oft are up to there usual tricks ...

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/09..._acceleration/
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Old 14th September 2010, 02:37 PM
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Re: Firefox 4 Hardware Acceleration

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Originally Posted by Evil_Bert View Post
Looks like we're finally going to get accelerated graphics/video in Firefox 4 for Linux:

http://hacks.mozilla.org/2010/09/hardware-acceleration/

And it seems Micro$oft are up to there usual tricks ...

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/09..._acceleration/
We all know thats a load of bolocks, point aside everything in Mac OSX using Cocoa has hardware acceleration due to Core Image.
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Old 17th September 2010, 10:14 PM
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Re: Firefox 4 Hardware Acceleration

I think that the phrase "hardware acceleration" is starting to run out.... since nothing really qualifies as hardware acceleration any more. You have a GPU that is programmed to perform certain tasks. It is STILL processing a set of instructions in virtually the same way that a CPU does -- it just performs a certain type of functions a lot more efficiently.... just like the CPU performs certain functions more efficiently than a GPU.

So hardware acceleration... amounts to processing the data on the kind of processor most suitable for processing that kind of data? Heterogeneous processors will throw a wrench into any kind of "hardware acceleration. Reduces the GPU to a specialized block within a processor... in much the same way as a math co-processor is no longer recognized as being particularly distinct from the main CPU.
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Old 18th September 2010, 05:34 AM
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Re: Firefox 4 Hardware Acceleration

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I think that the phrase "hardware acceleration" is starting to run out.... since nothing really qualifies as hardware acceleration any more.
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Old 18th September 2010, 08:49 AM
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Re: Firefox 4 Hardware Acceleration

you'll also find in firefox4 there is a Newer Remember password account Manager, you may see that new feature in B6, . the Reload Button is right near the Star button now in the location bar. also when you used to hover over a link you used to see that URL link appear on the statusbar, thats been moved into the Location bar now. you'll see what i mean if you test nightlies of B7
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