Exclusive DirectX 11.1
Perhaps not very surprising news considering it comes from Microsoft. We have already had plenty of controversial news regarding Windows 8 and the choices they are making regarding the tablet orientated Operating System.
Microsoft has announced that the new DirectX 11.1, an updated version of DX 11, will not be added later to Windows 7 (or Vista). While the impact of this decision will be minor, I do know from market research that most consumers prefer not to feel “forced” into buying a product. Microsoft could have just said that they might or might not add it to DirectX 11.1 to avoid bad will or to give the sense they are trying to promote Windows 8 over Windows 7.
As stated by a Microsoft employee:
“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.”
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