Multi-touch comes to Linux

Want to switch your multi-touch PC to Linux? Well, it’s not quite a simple install yet, but it is possible thanks to the Interactive Computing Lab at ENAC. They’re showing the goods in a YouTube video, and it looks fairly effective. The current system appears limited to multiple cursors, i.e., no gestures, but they’ve overcome that major obstacle of recognizing and sorting multiple points of contact.

Should work on a multi-touch capable trackpad (such as the Broadcom 5974), an N-Trig digitizer, an Asus EeePC T91MT, or a multi-touch monitor. If you’ve got the goods and are feeling adventurous, check out the list of software requirements.

Via Gizmodo and Liliputing.

Alleged Apple fanboi, accused Android apologist, and confirmed Microsoft MVP for touch and tablet Mark Sumimoto a.k.a. Sumocat dabbles in all areas of mobile computing with a focus on Windows-based Tablet PCs and pen input. A mobile computing enthusiast since 2004, he pioneered the field of ink blogging via his personal blog, Sumocat's Scribbles. His current tools include a Fujitsu Lifebook T900, TEGA v2, and iPhone 4. Email: sumocat [at]


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