CAPPUCCINO COMPANY Apple, which claims to be at the cutting edge of technology, seems to be slowly waking up to the OpenGL 3 graphics standard.
In the latest release of the glorious new OS X beta there appears to be some initial support for parts of the OpenGL 3.0 spec. According to Ars Technica, the developer test build of 10.6.3 contained a number of OpenGL 3.0 extensions, as well as a few for the updated 3.1 and 3.2 specifications.
This will be good news for Apple fanboys who have been waiting for Apple to wake up to the fact that OpenGL has moved on a bit since the 2.1 standard, which has been part of OS X ever since the Philistines installed Apple Macs as part of their war against Samson [shurely Samsung. Ed].
Most modern GPUs support the new standard and have been running on Windows for yonks, but Apple OS X has been stuck on the steam powered OpenGL 2.1.
Ars said that to get the new standard to work on its machines Apple has to do some work and cooperate with GPU vendors to get its drivers into shape. It is fairly confident that 10.7 will include full support. µ
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