Re: Microsoft forces fragmentation - DirectX 11.1 exclusive to W8
windows 7 and windows 8 are very similar under the hood, there is no technical reason for them to make dx 11.1 win8 only, its totally abritrary.
Originally Posted by JDShu
I completely understood it when they made dx10 vista-only, because both vista and dx10 were total redesign, and dx10 was designed around vista's new driver model, so porting dx10 to xp wouldn't be feasible, but making 11.1 win8 only is ms just forcing it arbitrarily.
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