Microsoft

Screenshots: Vista's got game

The new Windows Vista operating system offers a better gaming platform because it includes DirectX 10, which could offer up to eight times better graphics performance than DirectX 9.

Windows Presentation Foundation uses DirectX to take advantage of your 3D graphics hardware to convert the 2D windows surfaces into textures that can be rendered onto the desktop.

Microsoft

By Bill Detwiler

Bill Detwiler is Editor in Chief of TechRepublic and the host of Cracking Open, CNET and TechRepublic's popular online show. Prior to joining TechRepublic in 2000, Bill was an IT manager, database administrator, and desktop support specialist in the ...