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Mesa 9.0 Released With Open Source OpenGL 3.1 Drivers 79

An anonymous reader writes "The Mesa developers released Mesa 9.0 with open-source OpenGL 3.1 driver support. This de facto OpenGL Linux implementation now supports the several year old OpenGL 3.1 specification for Intel hardware while the other drivers are still at OpenGL 3.0 or worse. Other features to Mesa 9.0 include completing MPEG1/MPEG2 video acceleration, early OpenCL support, bug-fixes, and new hardware support." OpenGL 3.1 support is limited to Intel hardware, but at least ATI/AMD hardware supports some of OpenGL 3.1. A few features from OpenGL 4 were also added.
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Mesa 9.0 Released With Open Source OpenGL 3.1 Drivers

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  • by erroneus ( 253617 ) on Tuesday October 09, 2012 @07:20AM (#41594655) Homepage

    More and more as home computing becomes about appliances instead of about general purpose PCs and more and more, different detail markets are looking to Linux to make these things happen, video chip makers who have bet most of their business on Microsoft-only support will soon need to rethink that notion.

    Long ago, no one thought IBM could be humbled. No one could have imagined Novell becoming a novelty. And no one in Windows-centric IT shops want to admit that the vast majority of internet and databases out there are running on Linux servers and services.

    Things are shifting but some people aren't noticing or believing.

    F* You NVidia... F* You.

I go on working for the same reason a hen goes on laying eggs. -- H.L. Mencken