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Chapter 7: Beginning WebGL > OS, graphics card, and browser support

OS, graphics card, and browser support

WebGL is a very new emerging technology. As such, unfortunately, not every computer supports it. In order to view a WebGL program, you need a new browser, a newer graphics card, and Operating System.

The following browsers support WebGL:

  • Firefox 4+
  • Safari 5+
  • Chrome 10+
  • Opera 11.1+

Support by these browsers is somewhat expected when you consider that Mozilla, Apple, Google, and Opera all belong to the working group of WebGL under Khronos. Microsoft, which produces DirectX, does not currently belong to the group or officially support WebGL within Internet Explorer (IE). However, workarounds, such as ChromeFrame and IEWebGL, do exist for IE. For more information, visit the following web site:

http://iewebgl.com/ and

  

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