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Ubuntu Gets Touchy: Canonical Announces uTouch 1.0

Whether you believe the iPad hype or not, it’s clear that touchscreen devices represent an important emerging hardware niche. Canonical responded to that reality recently with the release of uTouch 1.0, a software stack designed to ensure solid multi-touch and gesture support on Ubuntu.  Here are the details, along with some thoughts.

Apple certainly didn’t invent the touchscreen market (just like it didn’t invent the OS X kernel, or the Safari browser, or a lot of other software that it ripped off from open-source developers, but I digress…), which has existed for years.  But the popularity of the iPad, combined with smaller mobile Internet devices and touchscreen-enabled laptops and tablets, has underscored the importance of this niche over the course of the last year.

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