Sad News for gamers... Micorosoft will release DirectX 10 only for Windows Vista. This means that those who have Windows XP or Windows 98 would not be able to use DirectX 10. Here is an article on the same: http://www.xbitlabs.com/news/video/display/20060525104034.html Really bad strategy from Microsoft to sell its new OS. Microsoft always does that... Further, DirectX 10 will not be backward-compatible as earlier DirectX versions. It will provide backward-compatibility only thru software emulation which means that the performance of current games based on DirectX 9.0C may be affected. http://news.softpedia.com/news/DirectX-10-and-so-it-ends-7762.shtml Bad... Microsoft sucks!!!