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Re: touchscreen support in Debian?

On 29 March 2013 22:19, John D. Hendrickson and Sara Darnell
<johnandsara2@cox.net> wrote:
> REALLY?  you have 30 days to return it.  if you want unix and touchscreen
> get an Apple.

This whole email was very out of line, and it's not how I would like
Debian Community to be viewed as.

Debian is Universal OS and there is no reason for it not to support
touchscreens as best as it can.
For example Gimp and Inkscape have very great touch & pressure
sensitive brushes.

Debian is suitable for anyone to use even haphazardously, and
reinstalling back to something else is fine.

More appropriately I would have recommended to redirect this message
to debian-user mailing list.



> don't use debian haphazardously (without knowing full well what can happen /
> if it will work) thinking you'll save time or money.  that's not what linux
> is for.  doing so could easily leave you no-where, even with a computer you
> can't personally fix, after days.
> if you are worried about money return it get an (apple).  if not, then of
> course they say, "hacking is no crime" :)  (do they say that still?)
> Stephen M. Webb wrote:
>> On 03/29/2013 04:03 PM, Svante Signell wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>> I recently purchased an Acer S7, having both a keyboard and a touch
>>> screen. It is currently running Windows 8. Any chances of running Debian
>>> GNU/Linux on that box? I've heard rumours that Ubuntu supports this
>>> hardware, is that true?
>> I can't say with absolute certainty because of the myriad patches and
>> versions floating around, but squeeze *should*
>> support the required multi-touch driver in-kernel and definitely has the
>> XI2.2 protocol in the x.org server.  It should
>> just work.
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