Buggy X Drivers Blocking Hardware Acceleration In Firefox For Linux

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Yesterday, Mozilla released the ninth beta of Firefox 4. It has a lot of improvements both in the UI and performance.

One major new features added in this release is hardware acceleration. Hardware acceleration uses the GPU whenever it is possible instead of relying solely on the CPU. This can give a performance boost for a lot of applications from canvas drawings to rendering videos.

Firefox 4 supports full hardware acceleration on Windows 7 and Windows Vista via a combination of D2D, DX9 and DX10.

Notice that it does not mention anything about Linux.

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