Mozilla® Firefox 4 Not to Have Hardware Acceleration for Linux®

Mozilla Firefox 4.0 Release Candidate (RC) is the latest version of the web browser. It is one of the most popular web browsers in the world. The new version of this browser is one of the secure and user friendly versions available. There are lots more new options available in the newest version of Firefox. Firefox shipped free with Mac and Linux operating systems. It is also available free for Windows also. Firefox 4.0 has also so many new features like it has interactive audio and video HTML features. These features make this browser interesting and friendlier. Linux is also getting popular these days due to its new graphical user interface and people are preferring it because of good security and networking features.

There are different versions of Firefox available for both Linux and Windows. Firefox 4.0 has the hardware acceleration technique which is great if you are using Windows as your operating system. It can work on both Windows XP and Mac OS also. In Linux, hardware acceleration had to be disabled and also WebGL for Linux drivers. Some of the closed source drivers are compatible with Linux and can also run something similar to Direct2D on Linux.

Browsers are getting better with every new version and Internet users are demanding more from them. So, it is very important for all including Firefox to get the perfect application and to also get a wide consumer base. As Linux is also getting more users, Firefox has to reduce the gap between Windows and Linux. They have to find a perfect solution for this problem. Linux is also working on its OpenGL drivers to get rid of the bugs as Firefox has the hardware accelerator.

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