[X3D-Public] Adobe At it Again

Tom Sparks tom_a_sparks at yahoo.com.au
Sun Jul 11 16:33:47 PDT 2010

--- On Mon, 12/7/10, John Carlson <john.carlson3 at sbcglobal.net> wrote:

> Received: Monday, 12 July, 2010, 8:47 AM
> It looks like all the vendors are
> actively pursuing hardware/graphics acceleration for the
> browsers.  I'm not sure why this wasn't done from the
> beginning--perhaps there wasn't a strong standard.

openGL was the only standard before 1997, but was only on Silicon Graphics's computer (or clones)
DirectX was a software upgrade for windows 95 (nearly failed)
there was also the glide API for Voodoo cards

for more information see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Graphics_processing_unit



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