Xrdesktop Brings Linux Desktop Environments Into VR


Collabora’s xrdesktop, sponsored by Valve, includes complete VR assistance to Linux desktop environments such as GNOME and KDE.

Linux is an open-source operating system at first established in the ’90s. Unlike Microsoft Windows, Linux is extremely modular.

Virtual truth (VR) is moving from games to work, however, on the Linux desktop, it’s had a tough row to hoe. While lots of VR peripherals and head-mounted display (HMD) assistance Linux, some “supported” video games have a problem running on Linux.

Collabora’s xrdesktop is a 3D window management system that permits the user to see and manage windows in VR. It is designed to work with traditional environments such as the two most popular Linux desktop environments, GNOME, and KDE. By making window managers aware of VR, it does this. It then utilizes VR runtimes to render desktop windows in the 3D area. As soon as there, you’ll have the ability to work with the desktop utilizing VR controllers instead of a mouse and keyboard.

Xrdesktop supports both the HTC Vive and Valve Index, headsets that have Linux drivers. Utilizing the HTC wands or Valve Index controllers the user ought to have the ability to get, press, pull, scale, and pin windows.

This program is being designed with the support of Valve, a game business, which has long supported Linux with its Steam gaming platform. Xrdesktop isn’t the only project which bridges the space between VR and the desktop. Safespaces is also a 3D/VR desktop environment for the Arcan display server. As even Safespaces designers confess, it can strain your eyes.

Although if you want to give a try then find the installation instructions here. The packages are available for Arch Linux and Ubuntu Linux. You can install it on other distribution however install the xrdesktop from the source.

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