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Old 29th October, 2009, 04:30 PM
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Post DirectX 11 now available for Windows Vista SP2!

DirectX 11 now available for Windows Vista SP2
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If you own Windows Vista and still don't feel like upgrading to Windows 7, Microsoft released a way to get your hands on DirectX 11 asap.

The giant from Redmond released "Platform Update for Windows Server 2008 and the Platform Update for Windows Vista."
By downloading "Update for Windows Vista (KB971512)" you're downloading an update containing "The Windows Graphics, Imaging, and XPS Library contain the latest advancements in modern graphics technologies for gaming, multimedia, imaging and printing applications. It includes updates to DirectX, DirectCompute, and XPS Library. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer."

Naturally, you have to restart the computer - at least that was the case on our test system. The update does not specify that you are installing DirectX 11 API, but it is very easy to read through the lines - DirectCompute is available only inside DirectX 11 API, while post-install you will see dxdiag.exe detecting installed DirectX as version 11. If you're developing DirectX 11 software, don't forget to reinstall the August 2009 update of DirectX SDK, as it is required for normal operation.

Now, if only AMD demos would require DirectX 11 API instead of requiring the Windows 7 operating system, and DirectX 11 experience could be complete… then again, you can always install BattleForge or wait until December 1st, when DiRT 2 hits the PC platform.
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Old 29th October, 2009, 04:31 PM
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Now I know how I got DX11 on my copy of Vista Ultimate!
It was an update I installed that enabled it...
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Even "I" must say this is very cool.":O}
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are they gonna port this down to XP for us holdouts?
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Old 23rd November, 2009, 08:11 AM
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I've heard that linux community came up with better implemented security in it's latest Linux Mint Gold version, it's actually preventing the user to log in, thus posing 0 risk in contamining the computer with malware! Well done to the open source community!

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Old 23rd November, 2009, 06:59 PM
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So it's kinda like Window security, you'll get it in the next life?
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So it's kinda like Window security, you'll get it in the next life?
Only if you dwell in the land where ppl think Linucs isn't having security issues!
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Old 23rd November, 2009, 10:55 PM
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Linux does on occasion have them, but we don't have to wait for the next life to see them delt with...*See our front page...":O}
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Linux does on occasion have them, but we don't have to wait for the next life to see them delt with...*See our front page...":O}
If only more coders would be interested in derailing linux servers and write code for it. You'd be naked as you was at birth with the AV support linux has Naked! Get it?
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Not true, This web site is secured by Linux configured by Gizmo and Aedan and believe me it's not that people don't try to hack us...MOST of the web is Linux.
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I think its more due to this individuals then to linucs ! Get it?
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Ah then please explain why Gizmo and Aedan choose Linux?

Why most of the web choose Linux over any and all flavors of MS web crap?":O}
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Only one of it's many superiorities, but one of my favorites! ":O} I wonder why MS uses Linux to power it's sites? ":O}
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Only one of it's many superiorities, but one of my favorites! ":O} I wonder why MS uses Linux to power it's sites? ":O}
That might be a bit of a reach on that one Daniel. Still funny none-the-less.
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I remember reading several years back that they did for some of their sites, don't remember which ones, have no idea if it's still the case... yes it is funny! ":O}

( Did anyone else see this, can you help me out here!?":O}
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