Chrome OS And Linux Get Multi-touch Support From Synaptics

While Windows users have managed to get multi-touch running on their PCs, folks who were running Linux weren’t that lucky. There is good news, though, as Human interface solutions developer Synaptics Inc. has announced that it has made its Synaptics Gesture Suite (SGS) available for Linux-based devices, bringing the popular multi-touch support to the open-source operating system. The further sweeten the deal, it seems that the Synaptic Gesture Suite for Linux can also be applied to Google’s Chrome OS, supporting devices from small remote controls to netbooks and other custom OEM devices. The SGS for Linux offers functions such as two-finger scrolling, pinch-to-zoom, rotation, three-finger flick, three-finger press, and momentum scrolling on Linux distributions such as Fedora, SuSE, Ubuntu and Xandros.


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