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So AMD has announced a low level graphics API that will be cross platform (no actual platforms stated yet though). This will make things very interesting that's for sure.
There's been comments early on out of AMD that they would like to see the Mantle API supported on other platforms and it was reiterated this week during AMD's APU13 Developer Summit. AMD would like Mantle on Linux and Apple OS X as it would be significantly easier to do an efficient renderer with Mantle than OpenGL, according to AMD.