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The open source news roundup for November 28
Open source virtual reality, a new board for electronics testing, Fedora 25, and more news
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
- Mastodon is an open source, decentralized version of Twitter
- Microsoft joining the Linux Foundation comes down to one word: cloud
- Citrix Linux Virtual Desktop provides Windows VDI alternative
- Aussie engineers unveil their entry in the SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition
Thanks, as always, to Opensource.com 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.