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I will be going to University soon and am looking for a tablet/netbook on which I can use a stylus to write notes (Chinese characters mostly). I have only found 2 netbooks (with swivel screens and full keyboards) that might work for me. One is the ASUS Eee PC T101MT, and the other is a Gigabyte Touchnote.

Does anyone know of tablets (keyboardless) that Ubuntu fully works on?

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    You should remove netbook from your question altogether. Not the word you're looking for. – levesque Jul 28 '10 at 21:40
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    There are 2 different types of computers that will work for me. A netbook with a multi-touch screen and a tablet. This is why I have the tablet/netbook in the question. – Conzar Jul 28 '10 at 22:25
  • Likely he is adding netbook because he wants something portable and within the budget of someone living in that region. – A Student at a University Feb 14 '11 at 4:02
  • Multi-touch is not a necessary component of capacitive handwriting capture. There have been capacitive touch- and/or pen-capture devices for a long time, but multi-touch in main-stream operating systems is fairly new. – A Student at a University Feb 14 '11 at 4:03
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Please see this to get help with MultiTouch in Ubuntu: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Multitouch#Community%20Help

The same page has a section dedicated to devices currently supported or being tested by the community. Your two choices don't seem listed there but I'd encourage you to file bugs: ubuntu-bug utouch

If you can do so from any of the devices, within a 10.10 live CD, that would be best.

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Try Touchbook.

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  • Looks interesting. I'll have to keep my eye on this one. – jumpnett Jul 28 '10 at 21:52
  • Right now they are not shipping any units because they are working on their latest innovation. So I'm not sure if I will have time to wait for this one. – Conzar Jul 28 '10 at 22:29
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I currently use a Lenovo X61 Tablet pc with Xournal as my handwritten notes application. There was some custom configuration I had to do, but for the most part it worked fine.

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Well Ubuntu is working on multitouch and it should be in either the next release or the release after. Synaptics is making it too but I dont know if thats ready yet.

The touch screens will work it will just move the mouse to the place you touch it just wont do anything special.

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  • I had some basic multitouch functionality with my standard Synaptics laptop touchpad awhile back. Nothing special, just two-fingered scrolling that didn't work all that well anyway. – DLH Jul 29 '10 at 17:20
  • Macbooks aren't supported by the Canonical work yet. Instead, see askubuntu.com/questions/9460/… for support for the basics (dragging, scroll, etc). – A Student at a University Feb 14 '11 at 3:33

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