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nexoncore
January 19th, 2010, 10:17 PM
Tablets have been tipped as the new thing for the new year, with millions being expected to be sold. I am somewhat tempted myself as they would come in handy for work, but the OS's I have seen on the demonstration ones make me sick to my dual core.

I was wondering if Ubuntu would be making its way to the Tablet PC's any time soon, baring in mind how heavily touch dependent they are.

AllRadioisDead
January 19th, 2010, 10:27 PM
Gnome has terrible support for tablets, by terrible I mean none.
KDE is a bit better with an on screen keyboard plasmoid, but that's about as far as it goes.

Islington
January 19th, 2010, 11:17 PM
Gnome has terrible support for tablets, by terrible I mean none.
KDE is a bit better with an on screen keyboard plasmoid, but that's about as far as it goes.

gnome has better support for tablets, with cellwriter and gournal and easygestures. Technically cellwriter is neutral, but the gui is written in gtk, and I haven't seen a qt gui. Gnome also has the gimp which can be compiled with a few tablet specific tools such as seen here (link (http://islingt0ner.deviantart.com/art/Tree-Trunk-148019588),link (http://islingt0ner.deviantart.com/art/Mountain-149152932))

I personally use KDE, since I love having Calibre ( a ebook management program) but I think any remix would have to be gnome based,

I have to say that the wacom support on linux is good, and is slowly but surely getting there.

AllRadioisDead
January 19th, 2010, 11:21 PM
If you've ever used windows with a tablet, you'll know what I'm talking about.
Cellwriter is alright, but gnome needs something built in. Gournal also doesn't have handwriting recognition, neither does any onenote linux alternative.