The multitouch made the success of the tactice interface of the iPhone of Apple. At the beginning of June, 2009, during Computex 2009, we could discover the management of the multitouch under Windows 7 on ASUS EEE PC T91 (see the videos of the articles of EeePC.de and jkkmobile.com). Perhaps that further to this announcement, LII (Laboratory of Interactive Computer science) from ENAC (National School of Aviation Cicile) wanted shown what he can make since this laboratory works on the multitouch many years (they find even a reference to a document dating of 1994).
This technology is known well to the general public thanks to the iPhone of Apple and to the tactile table Surface of Mircosoft today, but let us not forget that a lot of technologies were born in small neglected laboratories among which some French, public and paid by our taxes (I lived in some kms LII of during years and I discover the existence today!). Let us look now at the video of demonstration of him management of the multitouch brought by LII to Linux:
Look again at the management of the multitouch under Windows 7 (link above) and you will appreciate it différement I think