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Hi out there.

This random thought came in my head while watching a Windows 8 commercial, and me using my Linux computer, I was just wondering if there was a distro that was made for touch screens. Like a full desktop/laptop operating system, not Android.

If you know of them, please share. I am getting more into Linux computing, and someday wanna build a computer and install Linux on there. Maybe if I have extra money I would love to try a touch screen desktop computer. VM with Windows 8.

asked Nov 24 '12 at 00:17

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Curtis Coburn

I believe Ubuntu has this and then therefore probably linux mint has this. These two distros have had it for a while. I remember reading this back long time ago.

answered Nov 24 '12 at 09:41

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Do you know the name of the Distros?

(Nov 24 '12 at 14:28) Curtis Coburn Curtis%20Coburn's gravatar image

Um.... Ubuntu and Linux Mint? lol

(Nov 24 '12 at 20:56) Drmgiver Drmgiver's gravatar image

Ubuntu doesn't work particularly well with touch screen displays, though I know they're working on it for the Nexus 7, Supposedly full touch operation will arrive by version 14.0~.

I can't comment on whether or not Linux Mint has any better support;

(Nov 24 '12 at 21:42) Zbob750 Zbob750's gravatar image

This is all I could find. http://tldp.org/HOWTO/XFree86-Touch-Screen-HOWTO.html Wish I could be more helpful.

answered Nov 25 '12 at 02:54

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