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Ubuntu Linux to go multi-touch

Aug 16, 2010, 16:33 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols)

[ Thanks to Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols for this link. ]

"I spoke with Mark Shuttleworth, founder of Canonical, this morning, and he tells me that Canonical will be bringing true multi-touch to Ubuntu Linux in Ubuntu 10.10 (code name Maverick Meerkat).

"Multi-touch is just as useful on a desktop as it is on a phone or tablet, so I'm delighted that the first cut of Canonical's UTouch framework has landed in Maverick and will be there for its release on 10.10.10. This is being driven in part because many partners want touch across their equipment range," Shuttleworth said.

"This doesn't mean that Ubuntu is heading towards making a Linux for tablets ala Android or MeeGo."

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