“Although a relatively new platform, Tablet PC continues to revitalize and broaden its appeal to developers. By expanding existing features, adding new investments, and simplifying deployments, developing for Tablet PC becomes even more alluring with Windows Vista. There are some interesting PDFs available on what Windows Vista has in store for the Tablet PC.”
TabletPC: Mobile Vista Introduction for Tablet PCs
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2005-09-11 10:50 pmjapail
I hate when things are overused and redundantly repeated.
2005-09-12 2:11 pmAnonymous
>I hate when things are overused and redundantly repeated.
If you really want to a fast and secure OS on your tablet PC use Linux for God’s sake. I got a Toshiba Portege M200 and have Gentoo on it. It runs better than the Windows crap it came with. I installed all kinds of goodies: on-screen keyboard, speech recognition, speech synthesis, various drawing programs, etc.: gok, xvkbd, sphinx, festival, mbrola, gimp, openoffice, dia, and many more.
2005-09-12 6:37 amAnonymous
Exactly, you installed…
Average Joe don’t have a clue on how to start!
And the standard of the mill distro won’t install all those goodies that a Tablet PC will need to run as intended.
2005-09-12 8:18 pmAnonymous Penguin
I modded you up because I like the general idea.
However how many human beings can install, configure and mantain Gentoo, especially on a Tablet PC?
But if it can be done with Gentoo I don’t see why not with other (mainstream and more user friendly) distros.
I have a Tablet PC and I seriously hate the Windows aspect of it.
I love being able to write on ths screen and draw with pressure sensitivity (I’m somewhat of an artist, in addition to being a programmer).
However, dealing with inane Windows problems on this machine is getting old and I’d prefer something like Linux (or maybe Mac OSX on it instead).
Unforunately, Linux doesn’t have the greatest Tablet PC support. I know the digitizer is supported well by Wacom, however basic functionality is lacking in most areas.
Is there a Tablet PC Linux project out there or do I have to start one? Maybe a distro aimed specifically for Tablets?
2005-09-11 11:58 pmAdrianRyan
According to a post which has been modded down, Gentoo works well on at least one guy’s Tablet. Try reading the posts beneath your threshold. I’d personally love to see OS X on a Tablet, since AppleWorks’ simple functionality and the media editing ability of the OS and it’s programs would segway into the perfect Tablet PC environment. However, this is from a non-OS X user, so I could be way off base there.
2005-09-12 9:48 amAnonymous
i think you mean “segue”. unless of course you meant that the programs would somehow arrive on the tablet pc via a type of two-wheeled electric scooter; but that’s just silly now isn’t it?
I read that post, but the thought of Gentoo on a tablet is insane. I didn’t really take that post seriously.
The applications he listed as working with the Tablet functionality, to use the vernacular, suck like a hoover vacuum.
THIS IS THE BEST.
Last time I checked the market wasn’t willing to buy many tablet-pc based computers.
I recently picked up a Nec Tablet PC for 800 bucks; I have to say it’s a fun little home companion. Myself being an OSX guy was very hesitant about using Windows for anything more then playing games but all in all it’s been a good experience. Now granted this little guy is used for nothing more then pillow surfing and checking morning email over coffee but I would recommend one as a second fun computer.
We all Love the TABLET PC until we use one,
they are great but expensive web surfing devices.
Nice wireless browsing kit.
Otherwise everyone plugs a keyboard in and throws the pen away. This normally takes four to six weeks to occur. Some tough pen wielding heros hold out for months before admitting that TABLET PC simply does not work. Meanwhile all their work mates laugh at them behind their back.
TABLET PC is the modern equivalent of those little steel balls on wires that execs used to play with at their desks.
Best comment ever heard about a tablet PC, that would be great if it fitted in my pocket…
You have obviously never used a tablet before.
unless you consider excessive use of the word ‘ubiquitous’ interesting. Along with all the other meaningless buzzwords that are alos overused and redundantly repeated in the text of the article.
Its like some hack has taken 6 different press releases – all issued from the same internal Microsoft department, and sloppily cut and pasted them together to construct an ‘article’.
I can’t believe some clueless wanker actually got paid for producing this rubbish.