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Old 06-15-2006, 01:36 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Official: Windows XP won't support DirectX 10

Even though rumors were pretty confirmed, DirectX 10 will be one of the Vista-only technologies. Previous rumors were saying that DirectX 10 would be available to Windows Vista, and its Windows XP version would be scrapped.

Microsoft made its official announcement a few hours ago, and nothing new has been announced apart from the scrap of the XP version.

According to Microsoft, "The current driver model on the Windows XP is the limitation. One of the key points of Direct X 10 is to be the ability to have more independent objects and the current driver model on Windows XP simply won't be able to deal with it. "

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Do you think they will make another Dx for XP? The only reason I'm wondering is b/c of another post you made, saying they are adding 2 more SP's... Can we expect another one?

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There is no Limitation, its just microsofts way of making everyone buy the latest crap they release.
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they need incentives for people to buy vista. directx is one of them
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Buying a kick-a$$ new computer is one of them.

Even Dell won't have Vista ready computers. They're gonna have to start making computers out of metal, not plastic that looks shiny.
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Dell is already pushing out pc and laptops that are "Vista Ready", the school that i help run the network at bought some Dell D820 lattitudes and they have the windows xp sticker with vista ready under it.
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What happened to directx 9.0L or something? thought that was meant to be released leading up to direct x 10.

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