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Win8 Exclusive DirectX 11.1?

A recent forum post by Microsoft employee Daniel Moth indicates that DirectX 11.1 is exclusive to Windows 8, much the way DirectX 10 was not released for versions of Windows before Vista, saying it is integrated into the new version of the operating system. Here's word on where this stands right now: "DirectX 11.1 is part of Windows 8, just like DirectX 11 was part of Windows 7. DirectX 11 was made available for Vista .... but at this point there is no plan for DirectX 11.1 to be made available on Windows 7." Neowin was told "we have nothing further to share" after contacting Microsoft for further comment on this. The biggest difference between DirectX 11.1 and DirectX 11 seems to be native stereoscopic 3D support, so this should not impact serious gamers anyway. Thanks VG247.

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40. Re: Win8 Exclusive DirectX 11.1? Nov 12, 2012, 14:56 wtf_man
 
Crustacean Soup wrote on Nov 12, 2012, 14:37:
Fine, I assumed you'd base your choice of operating systems ("the last OS I get from MS") on productivity instead of cosmetics. I guess we just have different things in mind when we choose software.

I wouldn't advocate for purchasing Windows 8 if you already have Windows 7 mind you (I did it partially for development purposes, but since I don't mind the OS I also don't mind having it replace 7 as my main work OS). It's a nice but fairly minor upgrade; it kind of reminds me of an OS X upgrade, and I tend to only get every-other one of those.

Although cosmetics aren't the be-all end all, they are a factor.

XP -> Vista... I was indifferent to Aero, and did not upgrade.
XP -> 7... I was still indifferent to Aero, but upgraded since Aero was acceptable and the under the hood improvements over Vista were vast.

8 is a complete eye-sore to me. I can't stare at that all day long.

Bought an iMac in 2007 (OSX Leopard). An utter pleasure to work with, compared to XP, and Aero (in Vista and 7), hence my desktop of choice for everything except gaming. AS far as I'm concerned, Win8 is a major step backwards as far as look and feel are concerned. And while you claim no loss in productivity, it is very apparent that the bastardized mesh of metro vs. thick client apps does not work well for the mouse and keyboard, vs. a touch screen, according to most people that have experienced it, including technical journalists.

My 3rd choice would be Linux Mint's Cinnamon Desktop. The overlying thing to Win7, OSX, and Cinnamon is that they are designed for the mouse and keyboard on a desktop... not touch screens on a tablet or phone. I really don't want tablet and phone optimized UI's on my desktop. Nor do I want to be forced into the cloud (Windows Live ID), nor do I want to be forced into an MS Store.

Why is that acceptable for Apple and not MS? Because OSX doesn't force you into those things things, and IOS started out the gate that way (forcing you into their app store). If MS pulled that shit only on phones and Tablets, I wouldn't bitch. But forcing that shit on the Desktop... they can get bent, as far as I'm concerned.
 
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