DirectX 11 Comes to Vista SP2
Microsoft is still trying to save its all-time failed OS, Windows Vista, and this time Microsot is beginning to backport Windows 7 features to Windows Vista.
The first phase of this process will upgrade Vista’s graphics technology “DirectX 10” to Windows 7’s DirectX 11.
Vista SP2 users will be getting the latest iteration of the DirectX platform from Windows 7, which Microsoft has made available for download. It has been been made available via the Platform Update for Windows Vista Beta. This upgrade is only for users running Windows Vista Service Pack 2. SP1 or RTM users won’t be able to download it.
Platform Update for Windows Vista will be available via Windows Update and will be a “recommended” install. It is expected to launch somewhere in October.