DirectX is the way Internet browsing is being handed back to Microsoft
There is nothing analogous to Direct2D from other OSes (and it will never be) so Internet browsing will have to be done predominantly in Windows. It took a long time but Microsoft's patience has been finally rewarded. Now all what's left is to silently knock off Mozilla and other competitor's products from Windows by subtly crippling them. With every new tweak of DirectX API Microsoft will put a small pebble in Mozilla's running shoes until the world will move back to the best browser in the world.
The only choice Mozilla and others have is to become irrelevant right now by staying away from hardware graphics acceleration, or at a later date at Microsoft's behest by offering a lousy browsing experience.
I know old saying "DOS ain't done til Lotus won't run" is just a myth but you can trust me, it works beautifully.