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[4]: Comment by spinnekopje
by siride on Tue 20th Apr 2010 14:53 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by spinnekopje"
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Linux can claim to support X thousand devices, but the reality is that a lot of mainstream hardware doesn't work with Linux, or doesn't work very well, or is hard to configure (even if it eventually can work as good as on Windows). Graphics drivers, power management, printer and camera support, specialized audio devices, etc. are still behind on Linux. Nobody cares that it supports ancient specialized harddrive 382. That doesn't count on the desktop. And no desktop user cares that it supports this or that server hardware or specialized cell-phone processors. Remember, we're talking about Linux on the desktop here.

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