DirectX 11 For Windows XP
Submitted by Deepesh Agarwal on Sat, 11/17/2012 - 06:21
Microsoft DirectX is the technology which powers graphical aspects of the Windows operating system, not updating DirectX on older operating-system versions is a known Microsoft tactic to push sales of newer products as users must upgrade their operating-systems in order to play newer games coded in updated DirectX framework. We have seen the same with Windows XP and DirectX 11 and this is what will be the case with Windows 8 and DirectX 11.1 update.
However, this time around Microsoft has decided to backport in DirectX 11.1 to Windows 7. After, Internet Explorer 10 for Windows 7 this is some exciting news for Windows 7 users who are satisfied with their operating-system and do not want an upgrade to Windows 8 just to get much needed security and functionality upgrades.
Submitted by Deepesh Agarwal on Sun, 03/08/2009 - 06:11
If you follow technology news you should have got surprised reading the article title because there is no official DirectX 11 for Windows XP or Vista as of now, Microsoft DirectX 11 (6.01.7000.0000) will be made available on Windows 7 and Windows Vista when officially released in coming months, but virus creators have hoped onto the opportunity and started taking advantage of gamers curiosity to install the latest version of DirectX by posting fake trojan infected DirectX 11 links on blogs and forums, these so called DirectX 11 For Windows XP and Vista installer contained Trojans created in perl scripts which got detected by only three lesser known anti-virus scanners on VirusTotal out of total 39.
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