NVIDIA has released their final OpenGL 3.0 for Windows and Linux today. One vendor down, one to go (okay, 2 with Intel).
The Khronos Group has released the OpenCL 1.0 specification today, after an incredible effort to ratify a complex specification in a very short amount of time.
With all the major hardware vendors onboard, OpenCL has the potential to become the de-facto interface to access heterogeneous compute devices (be they GPUs or CPUs) on a wide variety of operating systems.
Grab your copy while it’s still warm: http://www.python.org/download/releases/3.0/
Python is by far my high-level language of predilection. It has a comprehensive standard library that makes sense, powerful language features like generators and metaclasses, an outstanding collection of third-party modules and packages to extend its functionality, like SciPy, an equally impressive array of application frameworks to develop powerful applications, such as SQLAlchemy, Twisted and Django, and rich platform integration on Mac OS X with PyObjC 2.