Quote Originally Posted by bridgman View Post
V!ncent, the issue here is that many applications include code paths for different levels of GL support, so in most cases exposing a lower level of GL support that is fully HW accelerated will give a better user experience than exposing the higher level of GL support but with a few software fallbacks.
Of course it does, but everything better at least _work_. If users bump into for them unacceptable performance they know they need to upgrade their PC. Simply telling them to upgrade can enrage users; "But my dad says this computer is fast! It's a 2200 Sony laptop bought this very year!" <ultra flat Vaio netbook, albeit shipping with Windows 7, it has an onboard Intel graphics chip. And all sorts of other situations that would make your toes crawl in your shoes...