Why Linux gamers shouldn’t preorder the Oculus Rift

Why Linux gamers shouldn’t preorder the Oculus Rift


News of Oculus Rift preorders is bittersweet at best for Linux users. The first consumer version of the Rift will be Windows-only, with Linux support a vague promise for the future. But it wasn’t always this way.
In the beginning, Linux support was something Oculus was actively developing. The original Oculus SDK released in mid-2013 (Version 0.2.3) added support for Linux. Red Hat’s Richard Jones blogged about his experience with it in August of that year: “Surprisingly, using Linux is not a problem at all,” he wrote, finding it offered a basically plug-and-play experience on Linux. “How the world has moved on,” he wrote.
Then Oculus changed its mind. In a May 2015 blog post titled “Powering the Rift,” Oculus came right out and said it was prioritizing Windows support over all else.

Source: http://www.pcworld.com/article/3023400/linux/linux-gamers-shouldnt-preorder-the-oculus-rift-with-linux-development-on-hold.html
Submitted by: Arnfried Walbrecht


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