DX12 will be Windows 10 only

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  1. octiceps

    octiceps Nimrod

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    The fact that Windows 10 is a free update and Microsoft has never mentioned DX12 and W7/8.1 in the same sentence basically confirms that it will be W10 exclusive. DX11 was different because it was announced to be supported on Vista from the get-go.
     
  2. maxheap

    maxheap caparison horus :)

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    No no I understand you, I am just saying that Microsoft will probably change their strategy after the huge community backlash (the fact that it is a free upgrade doesn't mean majority will do it), like the start button in Windows 8 situation.
     
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    Why would there be a huge backlash? I guarantee the vast majority will upgrade, esp. gamers. Everyone wants to get the hell off of Windows 8, including Microsoft. That's what their strategy is with this offer. Windows 8 will die a quick death like Vista before it.
     
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    Yea Windows 8 and 8.1 users guaranteed will upgrade, but Windows 7 users? Not so sure..
     
  5. octiceps

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    Have you not seen the announcements? Windows 10 will a free upgrade in the first year for all Windows 7, 8, and 8.1 users. Straight from Microsoft.

    You'd know this if you bothered to read the first post.
     
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    Dude, you gotta relax, stop attacking unnecessarily please, I read the first post, still I am pretty sure a huge portion will keep using Windows 7. Free upgrade for a year doesn't mean it will be free the next, from economics perspective it is 100 dollars the next year, and I am pretty sure there will be a TON of people who won't pay it. There is still a huge portion of Windows users still on XP, forget about 7.
     
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    Grow some thicker skin, will ya? I'm not attacking anyone. If you have questions or something you don't know/are unsure of, ask. Don't automatically assume.

    When Microsoft said it's free, they mean free for the lifetime of Windows 10. It's not trialware, it's not a subscription. You don't have to pay a cent as long as you upgrade during the offer period, which is the first year after Windows 10 is released.

    Bringing up XP in this discussion is totally irrelevant. Nobody who goes on the Internet should be using XP anymore. Anyway, I'll end that discussion with this: Steam Hardware & Software Survey
     
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    Again attacking... Done talking with you.
     
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    LOL...looks like I caught you on a bad day.
     
  10. TBoneSan

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    Simmer down fellas. No one needs to spit the dummy. Let's just say Octiceps sometimes comes across as antagonistic, but he doesn't mean any harm.

    I'll probably 'upgrade' since I'm stuck with W8.1 anyway.
     
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