We used to call it DirectX 10, later someone called it DirectX Next and now we have ended up with name Avalon. No one ever gave a clear answer what Avalon will be. We know it is the codename of Microsoft's next generation Longhorn User interface that runs on top of next generation DX Next.
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Microsoft Avalon = DirectX 10?
Posted on Thursday, February 03 2005 @ 17:10 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck