DirectX 9.0 RC 0 : Public Beta for End-Users

This is an unsupported Pre-Release version of DirectX 9.0 and may contain bugs or issues that prevent correct operation of DirectX applications. The DirectX 9.0 runtime cannot be uninstalled, so users should create a “System Restore” point before installing. This pre-release version expires on March 19, 2003. On other 3D news, here is an article about OpenGL’s future.