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[6]: Comment by spinnekopje
by siride on Tue 20th Apr 2010 15:51 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by spinnekopje"
siride
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I don't *like* Windows and I don't like Linux either. They are both giant piles of shit, each in their own craptacular way. I also don't like people who think that OSS with it's scattershot approach to development actually produces a working desktop comparable with Windows and Mac OS X (such as they are...).

I've run Linux for many years, as have friends of mine, my sister and her boyfriend. And every single one of us has had issue after issue. You see Linux forums polluted with questions about how to get basic hardware working that you claim always works out of the box. I see graphics drivers that still can't compete with what Windows has. I see a lack of a clean, unified API for programs to target. I see fragmentation, constant churn and project wars. It just doesn't work. That there is a workable desktop solution at all for Linux is not because of the bazaar model, but in spite of it, thanks, mainly, to the work of a few folks with strong personality (Linus, Aaron Seigo, Keith Packard, etc.).

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