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NewsForge: Getting Started with Wacom Tablets in Linux

Jun 02, 2006, 07:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Nathan Willis)

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"The mouse, despite all of its admirable qualities, was created by a left-brained thinker and built for left-brained work. Mostly that's fine, but when it comes time to draw an icon or retouch a photograph, you'll be cursing your mouse as the worst input device imaginable--awkward to hold, awkward to move with, and awkward to click. To get the right side of your brain happy, you need a pressure-sensitive tablet. Here is how to get started in Linux.

"Pressure-sensitive tablets have a flat surface attached to the computer via serial, USB, or Bluetooth connection. They read the motion, pressure, and tilt of special handheld 'pen' and 'brush' peripherals..."

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