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Microsoft has taken the covers off its latest gaming/graphics programming interface, known as DirectX 12, that will be supported across Windows, Windows Phone and the Xbox One OS by next year.
The company says it's been working hard on improving overall performance with its new OS, and a new developer blog post describes in great detail how Microsoft's done it.
Dell has launched a small console-style Alienware X51 that, while part of its games-oriented range, could appeal to other users who want an affordable, upgradeable Windows PC for video and graphics processing. It packs a full-size graphics card into a small box, and the options include an Nvidia GeForce GTX 5551 with a gigabyte of GDDR5 video memory.
As a rule it's only gamer that are interested in new graphics card drivers, but the latest Catalyst 11.4 drivers released by AMD should be of interest to Firefox 4 user running Windows 7 this time around.
Software maker has announced at CES 2011 that the next Windows will support SoC architectures and has demonstrated its OS running on both ARM and x86 processors.
Windows 10 is great, but if you want to run two instances of a modern PDF Reader app at the same time or read two PDFs side by side,...
Microsoft is investigating reports of a Windows flaw with its graphics engine that would allow a hacker to run code as if he were a logged in user.
Multi-touch, window graphics, cloud synchronisation, customisability, vast applications. Sounds like Windows, right? Wrong. Ubuntu has caught up and is ready to kick some serious arse.
Chasys Draw IES is a suite of applications including a layer-based image editor with animation, icon editing support and super-resolution...
I ran a workshop yesterday afternoon about using Inkscape to create graphics from black and white illustrations (using XSane to scan the image, GNU IMP to convert it into black and white, and then Path > Trace Bitmap, which is based on Potrace).As always, I gave away free copies of Free Software: the OpenDisc collection of Free Software for Windows, and Ubuntu Linux.
According to VMware, Fusion 3.1 is faster in application, interface and graphics performance, supports Windows 7 Aero and Flip 3D, and increases its virtual hard disk size from 950GB to 2TB.
A vulnerability in the Windows 7 graphics driver could be leveraged by hackers to affect system stability and security.
Microsoft "Menlo" is a hush-hush research project that is focused on replacing Windows Compact Edition (CE) with Windows NT, according to my sources. "Experiment 19" is a graphics platform researchers are building to complement Menlo, my sources have told me. I don't have a lot of details about these Research efforts beyond that -- so far, that is....
EA's Saboteur (a Pandemic Studio title) seems to have some serious problems when run on Windows 7/Vista machines kitted out with ATI graphics cards.
Yesterday there appeared an interview with a Microsoft group manager who claimed that Microsoft copied the "Mac look and feel in terms of graphics" in Windows 7. This was later denied by Microsoft's communications manager. So, which is it?
Sony revealed the Windows 7-powered Vaio CW laptop, a 14-inch middle-of-the-market model that offers up to a 2.8GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor, Nvidia graphics and optional Blu-ray, starting at $799.
The first images of Nokia's foray into the PC manufacturing business have been revealed
NVIDIA has released version 190.38 of its ForceWare drivers for the GeForce/ION graphics platform. This release supports GeForce 6, 7, 8, 9, 100, and 200-series GPUs and the ION platform. It is available for Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7, both 32-bit and 64-bit.
Matt Buchanan over at Gizmodo has posted a down n' dirty guide to getting your grubby hands on Windows 7 without jumping through too many hoops Microsoft positions in front of you. But his guide is a bit long, and now that the beta is available to anyone, I thought I'd offer a quick, printable cheat sheet:Meet the requirements1 GHz 32-bit or 64-bit processor; 1 GB of system memory; 16 GB of available disk space; Support for DirectX 9 graphics with 128 MB memory (to enable Aero); DVD-R/W Drive.
Windows Vista has additional security features, new functionality, and a lot of cool graphics. But depending on how powerful your computer is, you might not be that impressed with its performance.
It seems that Microsoft is discouraging system manufacturers from shipping systems making use of hybrid graphics.
Would Windows still be Windows if Microsoft yanked out the Win32 programming interface and User GDI graphics-device-interface layers and replaced them with .Net managed code?
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