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    OpenGL

    OpenGL is a graphics programming interface developed by Silicon Graphics for drawing 3D graphics in way that is intended to be independent of the type of computer or graphics adapter.

    OpenGL is available for many computer types including Microsoft Windows, Apple Macintosh, UNIX computers and more.


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