# Linux Multitouch: Like Surface, But Probably Less than \$10K

Fri 13 July 2007

Microsoft's [Surface is estimated to cost \$$10K](https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/surface) in its first incarnation. I've already had an interesting conversation with an entrepreneur friend who has an application that he thinks would be fantastic on Surface, but \$$10K for the hardware makes it a non-starter. Although I'm sure Surface will eventually cost less, I'll be talking to my friend about \<a href="http://wearables.unisa.edu.au/mpx/"" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Multi-Pointer X Server, which has just added multi-touch support. Heck, might be my first commercial Mono project...