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[2]: Comment by spinnekopje
by Thom_Holwerda on Tue 20th Apr 2010 13:35 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by spinnekopje"
Thom_Holwerda
Member since:
2005-06-29

Have you tried Windows recently? Most hardware does not work out of the box. You've got to hunt the internet, download the driver for your hardware and hope you didn't download a virus instead.


I hate this lame cliché, but uhm, 2002 called, they want their criticism back. Windows 7 downloads most drivers from WU automatically during and right after installation. Same goes for peripherals - plug them in, and they get pulled from WU.

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RE[3]: Comment by spinnekopje
by spiderman on Tue 20th Apr 2010 13:49 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by spinnekopje"
spiderman Member since:
2008-10-23

Well, Windows 7 is not supported on my hardware so I wouldn't know. I can confirm Windows XP is still a driver hell in 2010 as of April the 20th though.

Edited 2010-04-20 13:51 UTC

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RE[4]: Comment by spinnekopje
by jokkel on Wed 21st Apr 2010 18:15 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by spinnekopje"
jokkel Member since:
2008-07-07

It seems a bit unfair to me to compare the 10 year old Windows XP to a current Linux distro. Compare XP to Suse 7 and RedHat 2.1.

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