MTBS S-3D Hardware Guide RC2, Windows XP Retiring

By June 30, 2008April 4th, 2020News

Couple of news points to end the month.

First, with the assistance of member feedback and ideas, we have published Release Candidate II of the MTBS Stereoscopic 3D Hardware Guide. Important updates include:

1. A sharper introduction.
2. Corrections for dual output projectors.
3. A much more detailed CRT monitor section
4. A more precise description of the CRT monitor availability.

Second, as Bill Gates semi-retires to his full time work with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Windows XP is retiring with him. Today is the last day the operating system will be available for sale, and moving forward, manufacturers like Dell and HP are only able to market existing inventory with the XP operating system already installed. Extended support for Windows XP will continue until April 2014, but mainstream support ends in April, 2009.

Fortunately for the stereoscopic 3D gaming industry, we now have S-3D driver support for both XP and Vista through iZ3D LLC, and NVIDIA is offering Vista stereoscopic 3D support through their licensed software solution. There are additional players too! Combined with modern stereoscopic 3D drivers, MTBS has not found a very significant performance difference between the XP and Vista operating systems – perhaps the timing worked out?

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