(That’s Fedora 12 Beta’s Inkscape on my Thinkpad x61 with a built-in Wacom digitizer in the photo. Photo credit David Aquilina, CC-BY-3.0)
Got a tablet, or want to get one, but not sure it’s going to work out in Linux? Here’s how my Thinkpad x61′s built-in Wacom tablet works in Fedora 12 Beta:
- Tablet pressure sensitivity out-of-the-box, no xorg.conf needed! (Well okay, so that’s been the case for a couple Fedora releases now )
- Cellwriter provides handwriting recognition text input (no more having to flip the tablet back to keyboard mode just for one stupid little thing.)
- Xournal is great for taking notes & signing documents. No more print, sign, and re-scan; I can just sign emailed digital documents on screen and email them right back.
- Gimp brush dynamics effects rock – they’re the secret to achieve quite a few of the effects in the Fedora 12 wallpaper designs.
- The new Inkscape in Fedora 12 has a cool new feature that allows you to create your own brushes and save them or choose from a collection of preset brushes.