Valve’s SteamVR with Support for Mac and Linux Is the Best VR Web Browser Yet
One of SteamVRs best features has nothing to do with gaming, its built-in web browser is the best way to view the 2D web in VR. SteamVR launched in beta a bit rough around the edges back in January. Mac and Linux users will need to opt-in to the client beta (look in Steam->Settings and then change your beta participation).
With a supported Steam client, just plug in your Oculus Rift and go to View > Virtual Reality Mode (BETA). Mac and Linux users will need to opt-in to the client beta (look in Steam->Settings and then change your beta participation). Once you launch SteamVR, you’ll be greeted with a wrap-around virtual reality version of ‘Big Picture’ mode, allowing you to easily browse the Steam store, your game library, user profile, and make use of Steam’s full-featured web browser.
I have to say, I’m a big fan of what the guys over at Road to VR do. They seem to have their finger on the pulse of everything VR. As for the SteamVR browser, as much as I’d like to try this right now, I think I’ll wait until my DK2 Rift unit arrives. I want the experience to be as good as possible the first time I try it.