Yeah, yeah, yeah - I know you've seen this report before, but Captain Phatty wanted to remind everyone that applications for DX9 are STILL OPEN. What? you still here? oh well heres the link to the announcement: DX page @ Microsoft.
The DirectX 9.0 beta is still open to new beta applicants. If you are a hard-core gamer interested in testing the next version of DirectX, go to http://www.betaplace.com for more details. Use the following user-id/password to access the site and provide the information we need to drive the selection process: