A nice gesture for open source

There will be a Linux based iPad equivalent (I hesitate to say clone for obvious reasons), and it will have touch-technology on the ‘screen.” Mostly, it will have this technology because when people started touching their computers … that way … Linux developers fashioned software so it could be done in Linux too.

But, nonetheless, it now appears that Synaptics, the makers of the “gesture library” that is widely used to make touch screens work, have made it possible to use it with Linux distros.

Nom nom nom (that’s the sound of Linux programmers eating this up).



  1. #1 MadScientist
    April 21, 2010

    Hmm … and a few weeks ago my mailbox was being spammed by manufacturers of a variety of touchscreen technologies, then I was spammed by manufacturers of OLED displays. What a pity I have to buy 2k+ to get a good price for ’em; I only wish people would pay me to build something that I can manufacture 2k of. The manufacturer spam was nothing compared to the volcano news spam though. Bloody Vikings.

  2. #2 Bob
    April 21, 2010

    Are you talking about the JooJoo, the Wepad, or something else?