In this episode of the Rev VR Podcast, Guy Godin, developer of the Virtual Desktop, joins me in a fun discussion about his amazing app. After doing a bit of personal tech support, Guy was able to help me get it up and running on my system, and I have to say it is a great way to view your Windows environment in VR. Browsing the web and watching movies, and even coding in my Oculus Rift DK2 is wonderful experience.
Guy explains the differences between Windows 7 and Windows 8 when it comes to VR. Is there an advantage to one over the other? Maybe. I guess I’ll have to reconsider loading Windows 8 on my laptop in the near future.
I had a chance to meet Guy while attending last month’s Oculus Connect conference. He shares his thoughts on the talks, as well as his unfortunate experience with the Crescent Bay prototype.
We are all waiting for Gear VR and any updates to the Oculus SDK. We discuss the possibilities of using Virtual Desktop with mobile, and the challenges of constantly updating our software to accommodate the latest SDKs.
I finish off the conversation with a quick story about my elevator at work. It leads us to discuss the possibility of the VR community being too hard on the current state of the technology, and the fact that it may be at a good level right now for the average consumer to enjoy it.
Be sure to follow Guy on Twitter. He just recently created his account, so he is in need of followers. Let’s show him some support!
Thanks to Guy for being such a wonderful guest on the podcast.
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