Originally Posted by -iceblade^
problem is, like most other stuff MS does, it's catching up to other browsers, but in a year it'll be behind again. for example, FF and Chrome already have hardware acceleration, and Opera are working on it (i expect 2 big releases of Opera this year)
other peoples' dev cycles are just too quick?
I'm pretty sure IE9 had hardware acceleration before FF and Chrome..
Mozilla and Google are both developing similar hardware acceleration for Firefox and Chrome, respectively. Chris Blizzard, director of Web Platform at Mozilla, even tweeted that he bet Firefox would ship GPU acceleration first. He bet wrong; Internet Explorer 9 is the first stable browser to reach the market with extensive, broad-based hardware acceleration. Firefox 4 (due in a few days or weeks) will add GPU acceleration support too, and Chrome 11 (currently in beta) should provide broad GPU acceleration too—but as things stand, Microsoft is going to be first to market with a widely accelerated browser. The company has raised the bar on what's expected in a browser, and it's no great surprise to see Mozilla and Google go down a similar path.
Kind of awkward that people have less and less reasons to hate something that they've come accustomed to hating.
@Catchup: MSFT has been pretty good at playing catch up... Bing(Now 2nd largest browser), Xbox Brand, Windows 7, Internet Explorer 9.Edited by BizzareRide - 3/15/11 at 11:26am