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Just curious... even android which is modified linux kenel has touchscreen support, so how come ubuntu still doesn't have the support for touch screen (of course it has partially come now with utouch). Do othere distro like fedora have the touch support.

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Touch in Linux has been worked on since 2006 (as far as I know). If memory serves, the Linux kernel and Xorg have had drivers for touch devices since 2007/8.

Ubuntu, on the other hand, is normally a desktop/server OS, and such machines rarely have touchscreen monitors; it's really only with the rise of later, smaller devices where touch tech has become the best way to cut down on a devices size that really benefit from touch tech.

uTouch is simply a multitouch software stack.

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