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Prime Time For WebGL: Google Maps Gets an Upgrade

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October 14, 2011 5:12:23 PM

WebGL FTW.
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October 14, 2011 6:27:38 PM

Sweet!
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October 14, 2011 9:42:58 PM

ParsianWebGL FTW.

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What struck me, was that, in direct comparison with IE and the non-WebGL version of Maps, there is really not that much of a difference. Sure, the adjusted 45-degree view isn't animated, but IE9 is, at least on my PC, the far better browser to use maps.

Really???
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October 15, 2011 5:23:03 AM

Open Standards (like all of OpenGL and WebGL) FTW. Don't be fooled by MS's money power. Reach the most customers and most users possible, develop on open source cross platform. After all there are millions of Linux users.
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October 15, 2011 7:23:58 AM

AntilycusOpen Standards (like all of OpenGL and WebGL) FTW. Don't be fooled by MS's money power. Reach the most customers and most users possible, develop on open source cross platform. After all there are millions of Linux users.

http://www.w3schools.com/browsers/browsers_os.asp
There are millions, but it's only 5% of the market, and we live in a commercial world, so people do things for Linux for the love of it not the money.
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October 15, 2011 12:45:29 PM

The author wrote, "...Firefox should prompt you as well, according to Google (for some reason, I could not get Firefox to run the Maps WebGL version)." Please note that you need Firefox 8 or higher to run Maps WebGL when using the Mozilla browser. If you're using the latest stable version of Firefox, you're using version 7. I'm on the Aurora channel of Firefox, which is currently running version 9, and WebGL for Google Maps work spectacularly.
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October 15, 2011 12:53:58 PM

back_by_demandhttp://www.w3schools.com/browsers/browsers_os.aspThere are millions, but it's only 5% of the market, and we live in a commercial world, so people do things for Linux for the love of it not the money.


5%??? Linux use has been around 1% worldwide for a while now.

http://marketshare.hitslink.com/operating-system-market...
Don't know why the page you linked to showed 5% (and also the very high 8% for Mac OS X). 5 out of 100 people is definitelly not using Linux.
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