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Linux Flash Player Is GPU Accelerated

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Adobe has been using the GPU to accelerate the Flash Player when displaying full-screen content since their December '07 Flash Player update, but with the Flash Player 10 Beta, new GPU acceleration modes are supported -- even on Linux.

While the Windows version of Adobe's Flash Player is using DirectX for acceleration, the Linux version is hooking into OpenGL.

In a new posting on the Adobe Penguin.SWF blog, the details surrounding this OpenGL acceleration within the Flash Player is covered.

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