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posted by martyb on Wednesday August 19 2020, @10:12AM   Printer-friendly
from the all-the-better-to-track-you-with dept.

Mandatory Socialization: Facebook Accounts To be Required for Oculus Headsets

Signaling the end to any remaining degrees of separation between Facebook and its VR headset division, Oculus, today the social media company announced that it will be further integrating the two services. Coming this fall, the company will begin sunsetting stand-alone Oculus accounts as part of an effort to transition the entire Oculus ecosystem over to Facebook. This will start in October, when all new Oculus accounts and devices will have to sign up for a Facebook account, while support for existing stand-alone accounts will be retired entirely at the start of 2023.

Previously: Facebook to Buy Rift Maker Oculus VR for $2bn
Facebook/Oculus Ordered to pay $500 Million to ZeniMax
Founder of Oculus VR, Palmer Luckey, Departs Facebook
Facebook Announces Oculus Go for $200
Facebook's Zuckerberg Wants to Get One Billion People in VR
Facebook Launches Oculus Go, a $200 Standalone VR Headset
Oculus Co-Founder Says there is No Market for VR Gaming
John Carmack Steps Down at Oculus to Pursue AI Passion Project
Facebook is Developing its Own OS to Reduce Dependence on Android

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  • (Score: 2) by Webweasel on Wednesday August 19 2020, @04:49PM (2 children)

    by Webweasel (567) on Wednesday August 19 2020, @04:49PM (#1038885) Homepage Journal

    Only if I downgraded to windows 8. No drivers for win10.

    The horror! The horror!

    -- Number stations, Russian Military radio. "You are a bad, bad man. Do you have any other virtues?"-Runaway1956
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  • (Score: 1) by anubi on Thursday August 20 2020, @12:23AM (1 child)

    by anubi (2828) on Thursday August 20 2020, @12:23AM (#1039134) Journal

    Hey, don't feel too bad...

    My favorite electronic schematic capture program of all time, Futurenet Dash 2, runs under DOS!

    And I still support what I did over 30 Years ago, and see supporting it for the rest of my life.

    Granted I will use EAGLE 4 and 6 if PCB is involved.

    But for simple wiring capture, pin lists, net lists, parts lists, it's Futurenet. The whole shebang, program files, libraries, data files, schematics.... Still fits on an old school 1.44 MB floppy!

    There are fads that come and go... and others that are like the old estwing hammer I inherited from grandpa.

    Some things work forever.

    Some things are are designed for obsolence before they were even marketed.

    Just like companies. Some go on for generations.

    Others are shooting stars. Brilliant as long as their investors hold out, ( ionizable mass needed to maintain the display and altitude and velocity needed to maintain the colorful display).

    "Prove all things; hold fast that which is good." [KJV: I Thessalonians 5:21]
    • (Score: 1) by anubi on Thursday August 20 2020, @12:38AM

      by anubi (2828) on Thursday August 20 2020, @12:38AM (#1039141) Journal

      Oh, Incidentally, please do not come to me about supporting a later version of DASH. They went DRM. The later versions are unsupportable.

      Do it over in another "modern" system that won't work in five years. You've missed the window of opportunity for stuff that works forever.

      "Prove all things; hold fast that which is good." [KJV: I Thessalonians 5:21]