Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 19th Apr 2010 13:10 UTC
Linux We all know Synaptics, the company that seems to produce just about every touchpad you can get your hands fingers on. Their touchpads also do a lot of multitouch and gesture stuff, but up until now, their set of gestures, the Synaptics Gesture Suite, was only available on Windows. Luckily, they've ported it over to Linux, and made it available for OEMs building Linux laptops.
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RE[3]: Comment by spinnekopje
by Laurence on Tue 20th Apr 2010 14:47 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by spinnekopje"
Laurence
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You also forgot the fact that Linux doesn't run software people use,

I didn't forget that. I ignored it because the only software I've needed to run that Linux didn't support was professional audio applications that 99.9% of people wouldn't use anyway.

Most people use web browsers, e-mail, office, a file manager and perhaps some kind of arts / photo package. Linux has all of that in abundance.

it's a joke on the desktop (especially if you are doing serious work)

That's your personal opinion and differs from my (and millions others) experience.
I won't bore you with repeating my anecdotal experiences though as it's clear you've already made you're mind up.

and still has hardware support problems.

No it doesn't. I've explained all this already. Overall, there's actually much more hardware that Linux supports than Windows does.

I hate sounding like a Linux fanboy (I'm really not), but also I hate people like yourself who spout sh*t. If you /HAVE/ to voice your personal bias, then at least base it on fact rather than complete BS.

Edited 2010-04-20 14:50 UTC

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