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    Direct X crock

    I borrowed this from Rev's post on the front page.....this stinks me thinks...what say?

    Microsoft Corp., the world's largest maker of software, will not release next-generation graphics application programming interface (API) called DirectX 10 for the currently shipping Windows XP operating system (OS), instead, the company will keep the new API strictly for the forthcoming Windows Vista OS, despite earlier assumptions about DirectX 10 for the XP.

    During a DirectX 10-related event in London, UK, Richard Huddy, ATI Technologies, software developers relations chief, said that Microsoft's Vista will integrate DirectX 10 and DirectX 9 APIs for different types of hardware, but the current Windows XP will not get DirectX 10 support, as suggested some rumours earlier. For end users this means that to get the most advantages of the new-generation graphics processing units (GPUs), the new OS will be required.

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    I wonder if some slick coders will be able to get it to work with XP...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Booger
    I wonder if some slick coders will be able to get it to work with XP...
    Before Vista is released. Of course with M$ history, maybe years before Vista is released.

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    its just another way by them to push their new OS..
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    Sounds like a load-o-crap Piper...


    Chicken-o-Shiite of them...oh sorry if I offendenated someone there.

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    Surely though if you forked out 1000's for the latest DX10 GPU, with sli, dual core CPU etc... that you would want to have the latest O/S as well?!

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