OpenGL fully supported on Vista

In a SIGGraph 2006 presentation by NVIDIA it shows that Microsoft has revisited its stance on how they will support OpenGL within Windows Vista. You may recall when I first wrote about this last year that Microsoft’s initial plan was to layer OpenGL through DirectX.

This time last year…

  • The plan for OpenGL on Windows Vista was to layer OpenGL over Direct3D in order to obtain the Aeroglass experience

The situation today…

  • OpenGL accelerated ICD now fully supported under Windows Vista
  • OpenGL works fully with the Aeroglass compositing desktop
  • Performance and stability will rival Windows XP by driver release

So it seems some complaining still works given sufficient pressure.

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