Valve Uses Kubuntu For Demonstrating Linux VR With The HTC Vive

Written by Michael Larabel in Valve on 13 October 2016 at 10:01 PM EDT. 38 Comments
Coming out of the second and final day of Steam Dev Days 2016 are some photos on Twitter from Valve's Linux VR demonstration.

Linux VR was demoed using the HTC Vive headset and it was a beauty to be seen of finally Linux VR support being on the horizon. Of course, the Linux VR support is powered by Vulkan for maximum performance and thus Valve was using Dota 2 as a demo game.

Pictures from the #SteamDevDays on Twitter show that Kubuntu was used. This comes as a bit of a surprise using the KDE Ubuntu spin and not Ubuntu itself with the Unity desktop nor Valve's own Debian-based SteamOS.

More pictures of Steam VR on Linux under Kubuntu courtesy of @CMDannCA.

Any hypothesis why Kubuntu was used for the Linux VR hands-on demo? Share your thoughts by commenting on this article.
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