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15
Feb

DirectX 10 - Why Vista?

author alang

When Microsoft announced that DirectX v10 (the graphics engine behind Windows) would be only available to Windows Vista gamers were disappointed that they’d have to upgrade to a new operating system and possibly a new video card and/or more RAM just to play the latest games.

According to Microsoft DirectX guru Phil Taylor, the development for DirectX v10 wasn’t complete untli late in Windows XP lifecycle.

“Given XP shipped in 2001 and it was late 2003 when the DX10 design solidified - it should be obvious that ‘what the OS was’ was well beyond XP before serious DX10 work commenced.”?

Continue reading the article at Arstechnica.com.

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