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Windows 7: Microsoft says no DirectX 11.1 for 7 users

11 Nov 2012   #11
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by HammerHead View Post
Lady Fitz
They may drive them away but it won't necessarily be to Windows 8. How about open like some form of Linux. I am already considering it.
I never meant driving them to Win 8. All that keeps me from Linux now is it is difficult to impossible to run some of my software and hardware on it.


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11 Nov 2012   #12
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Microsoft has 90% plus of the market. I don't think it's worrying about Linux or the like. Windows 8 is competing against Windows 7 for market share. I know it does sound strange.
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11 Nov 2012   #13
lehnerus2000

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Linux Mint 17.1 MATE (64 bit)
 
 
Use a VM?

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Markmental View Post
i was using linux for the past two years (explains my inactivity on this forum) and I would keep it if it wasnt for my games,a lot of my apps and visual c++ if WINE runs close to every windows program perfectly im switching back. but i doubt that will happen soon. i will probably have to buy windows 8 this christmas
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
I never meant driving them to Win 8. All that keeps me from Linux now is it is difficult to impossible to run some of my software and hardware on it.
Have you tried a using a Windows VM?

I run all of my old XP games (and earlier) in an XP VM using VMware Workstation (on W7 and Ubuntu 10).
Only one of my games won't install in the VM (it insists on a real XP install ).

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
Microsoft will use every dirty trick in the book to try to get people off of Windows 7 and on to Windows 8. This is just the beginning. A few bad Windows 7 Updates and a story that Windows 8 doesn't have this kind of problem is in the future.
Just like Gadgets vs Live Tiles.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
Microsoft has 90% plus of the market. I don't think it's worrying about Linux or the like. Windows 8 is competing against Windows 7 for market share. I know it does sound strange.
Don't forget that XP is still bigger than all other operating systems combined (excluding W7).
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11 Nov 2012   #14
HammerHead

win 7 X64 Ultimate SP1
 
 
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If MS creates an opening for some third party, rest assured if their is any bucks to be made they will step up and create something for the displaced people. I am sure MS realizes this and will try to protect their market share.
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12 Nov 2012   #15
King Arthur

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Was waiting to see when Microsoft would come out saying "NO DX11.1 AND UP FOR YOU, WINDOWS 7!", totally expected it. They did the same thing with DX10/11 in XP to encourage gamers and enthusiasts to upgrade to Vista and 7 (and it worked, regardless of 7 being awesome).

Also not expecting to see Microsoft go back on its words here. Windows 7 (let alone XP!) is dead to them and nothing but a nuisance now. I'm sure if they weren't obliged to support 7 until 2020 they'd drop support right this second.

As for the talk about moving to Linux: Doesn't solve the problem since DirectX and Linux don't mix. As far as gamers and anyone else reliant on DX are concerned, it's either Windows 8 or the highway.
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12 Nov 2012   #16
RoasterMen

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Theres no important features on DirectX 11.1, Because Windows 8 is a new operating system.
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12 Nov 2012   #17
Pandy90

Windows 7
 
 

I'm not really bothered about DX as I don't really need it but I've already been thinking about changing to Linux and quite a lot of others have said the same to me. Windows 8 isn't appealing to me so I'll stick with Windows 7. If Windows 7 is abandoned by Microsoft then I will move to Linux.
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12 Nov 2012   #18
Burgurne

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 retail
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RoasterMen View Post
Theres no important features on DirectX 11.1, Because Windows 8 is a new operating system.
OK, how about when DirectX 12 is out then?
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12 Nov 2012   #19
MadSupra354

 

It's not critical, and someone will find a way to implement it. They found out how to implement it on XP.
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12 Nov 2012   #20
Brown750

Vista Ultimate x64 SP2
 
 

The way I am reading these Quadro/Tesla release notes from Nvidia NVIDIA DRIVERS 307.32WHQL

Windows 7 and later: Implemented support for DirectX stereoscopic 3D.

That sounds like DX 11.1 coming to Windows 7 for me.
I really trust Nvidia allot more, then some random MS employee
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