thanks to brn2prgrm for the heads up on this
No matter what their preferences, predilections, and penchants, there's one thing that all PC gamers are a slave to: the Windows OS. And while the DirectX portion of Windows improves all the time, the OS as a whole isn't the most user friendly -- especially to those new to gaming.
Microsoft is fully aware of this and intends to address many of Windows' shortcomings in its upcoming release codenamed Longhorn. I spent some time chatting with Dean Lester, the company's general manager of Windows graphics and gaming technologies, on how he intends to make the OS more accessible to gamers.
A number of his group's ideas are marvelous, but Lester made clear that while it intends to pursue all these features, some of these options might not be in the final release. Check the article below for Lester's visions for the future of Windows gaming.
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News source: gamespy.com