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Microsoft Makes Direct X 11.1 a Windows 8 Exclusive 553

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BluPhenix316 writes "Microsoft has made Direct X 11.1 a Windows 8 Exclusive. I think this is merely an update to make Direct X more integrated with Windows 8. Is this going to be the trend? To lock you into the OS updates so Windows 7 doesn't last as long as Windows XP has?" The update is pretty minor, but it does add Stereoscopic rendering, and there seemed to be an implication that no new DirectX updates after this will be made for Windows 7.
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Microsoft Makes Direct X 11.1 a Windows 8 Exclusive

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  • Re:So? (Score:5, Funny)

    by PopeRatzo (965947) on Monday November 12, 2012 @10:31PM (#41963225) Homepage Journal

    It is more complicated than that.

    What, are you new here?

    That is NOT how we react to Microsoft stories,

    First of all, you didn't use the proper "M$" when referring to Microsoft, and on top of that you tried to be reasonable and did not bring up throwing chairs or monkey boy or Bob or even mention BSDs one time.

    And not a single cuss word.

    I'm not sure you and Slashdot are a good fit.

  • Re:So? (Score:2, Funny)

    by Billly Gates (198444) on Monday November 12, 2012 @10:51PM (#41963403) Journal

    It is more complicated than that.

    What, are you new here?

    That is NOT how we react to Microsoft stories,

    First of all, you didn't use the proper "M$" when referring to Microsoft, and on top of that you tried to be reasonable and did not bring up throwing chairs or monkey boy or Bob or even mention BSDs one time.

    And not a single cuss word.

    I'm not sure you and Slashdot are a good fit.

    How about ...

    It is more complicated than that thanks to the retarded monkeys at M$ that they call developers. Inferior to OpenGL, DirectX requires WDDM (an evil scheme to implement DRM to satisfy Hollywood, destroy the western economy, and is also shown to cause cancer in rats in some studies) which is aero and 3D composition GPU support starting with DX 10. FUCKING WDDM 1.2 is not compatible with any other kernel except SCO Xenix aka Openserver that Balmer stole and renamed Vista .... A rewrite would be needed that would make WIndows 7 not Windows 7 anymore and break video and CAD software and piss off the corporate users which was done on purpose to make M$ more money and to satisfy Sinsosky's Saddist fetishes.

    DirectX 11.1 uses this in an abstraction layer brilliantly thought through by Balmer throwing a chair at a Window at a Windows and seeing the hole giving a visual metaphor of how much the aero glass needed the abstraction by the ratio of the hole size.

    This is why IE 9 is not available for XP as MS thought Windows XP too good to make a decent OS. It has nothing to do with MicroShaft forcing users to upgrade. Its smooth graphics and font rendering require all that to make it smoother than FF or Chrome which rely on DirectX 9. IE 6 still has the best so far as Sinsosky's just orgasmed thinking of the webmasters who have to support it!! IE 10 as a result is Win 8 only at the moment until it is rewritten for the older WDDM 1.1 and DIrectX11 which will destroy the whole internet and require each SSL certificate user to purchase a SQL License ala Oracle RDMS style with an oath to sell their children into slavery. ... then the talent agent sat there for the longest time. He said hmm that is an interesting product what do you all call it?

    Balmer: THE ARISTROCRATS!!!

    Ok how was this? Can I get my slashdot card back now?

  • by man_of_mr_e (217855) on Monday November 12, 2012 @11:35PM (#41963705)

    You don't have to get a new computer or update your OS just because something new has come out.

    NOW you tell me.

  • by slashmydots (2189826) on Tuesday November 13, 2012 @12:40AM (#41964175)

    and we won't have to put up with this anymore.

    You're jumping the gun there. This headline just in: No new games plan to use Direct X 11.1. Why? Gamers aren't morons and only morons buy Windows 8 and gaming companies want customers.

  • by maxwell demon (590494) on Tuesday November 13, 2012 @02:09AM (#41964605) Journal

    So in the future, it will not be booting Windows for games and Linux for work, but booting Ubuntu for games and Mint for work?

Somebody ought to cross ball point pens with coat hangers so that the pens will multiply instead of disappear.

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