The open source news roundup for November 28

Open source virtual reality, a new board for electronics testing, Fedora 25, and more news

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In this week's edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look at open source virtual reality, a new board for electronics testing, Fedora 25, and more.

Open source news roundup for November 20-28, 2016

Open Source Virtual Reality Platform Launches on Steam

This week, the Open Source Virtual Reality Consortium (OSVR) announced Steam support for open platform VR content. Current providers of VR content block content from competing headsets. OSVR was founded to create a universial VR ecosystem for all headsets.

Open source lab-on-a-board costs $29

Aimed at beginners, Espotek Labrador is a tiny, open source board for electronics testing, debugging, and more. Priced at just $29 USD, the Espotek will be available in Janurary 2017. Espotek software is already available on GitHub.

Fedora 25 now available: Easier to switch from Windows 10 or macOS to Linux

Fedora 25 is now available for production use. The latest release includes support for modern graphics hardware. GNOME 3.22 is available with this version and includes updated user interface improvements as well as improved multimedia support.

In other news

Thanks, as always, to staff members and moderators for their help this week. Make sure to check out our event calendar, to see what's happening next week in open source.


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Michelle Greenlee - Michelle is a freelance technology writer. She has created technical content for a range of brands and publications, including IBM Security, GE Digital, HP Enterprise, SAP, TechTarget, UBMTech, and more. She covers enterprise software, cybersecurity, big data analytics, digital marketing and website development.