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Linux and Firefox have long been a winning combination, but recently a snag came up that threw their future into question. Firefox 4's much-anticipated hardware acceleration features were evident in the ninth beta -- but not on Linux. "We tried enabling OpenGL on Linux, and discovered that most Linux drivers are so disastrously buggy (think 'crash the X server at the drop of a hat, and paint incorrectly the rest of the time' buggy) that we had to disable it for now," wrote Mozilla developer Boris Zbarsky recently in a comment on the Mozilla Hacks blog.
Only a Linux user would really care about this problem and their really is not that many. Let's face it, Linux is very much worse then Apple in the 90's when nobody worried about supporting OS9 really well. The numbers are not great and who really wants to spend that much time worrying about 2% of your browsers user base?
Now tell me why Firefox should spend so much time fixing Linux version of Firefox? I mean Windows is where their user base is. I actually think WebKit spends more time on a Linux browser then Firefox. Linux is a after thought to most. It gets the hand me downs.