Google Chrome OS as well as other Linux builds such as Ubuntu will now be able to use multitouch gestures on their touchpads.
This functionality comes thanks to the Gesture Suite update that now allows several new gestures including pinch to zoom, two finger twist and pivot rotate to name a few.
[Synaptics]Gesture Suite works with Ubuntu, Chrome, Fedora, SuSE, Xandros, Millos Linpus, and RedFlag, and can be used with a variety of touchpad sizes, ranging from the smallest netbooks to larger notebook PCs. Gesture Suite is free… well, it will be: it’ll be bundled for free with notebooks that have a Synaptics TouchPad or ClickPad.
To see gesture support in action on a touchpad, check out the video demonstration below. Full details of all the gestures capable of being used can be found at Synaptics.