Firefox 4 Beta 9 Gives Short Shrift to Linux Users
Jan 18, 2011, 13:05 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Considerable fanfare greeted Friday's release of the ninth--and
apparently final--beta version of Firefox 4, which boosted the
popular Web browser with hundreds of bug fixes and a raft of
powerful new features.
"Along with faster speeds, hardware acceleration has been one of
the most widely anticipated of those new features, and it did
indeed appear as expected--for Windows and Mac users. Those using
the open source Linux operating system, however, weren't so
""We tried enabling OpenGL on Linux, and discovered that most
Linux drivers are so disastrously buggy (think 'crash the X server
at the drop of a hat, and paint incorrectly the rest of the time'
buggy) that we had to disable it for now,""