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  1. Update: The new version is out of Beta: http://open-sankore.org/
  2. Pot shots? Kettle? Black? It's been lot's of fun, really, but my rare day off comes to a close. Back to the grind in the early AM so I'll just leave you to it. Software, hardware, whatever, I'm going back to the revolution rather than just talk about it.
  3. Yes of course, nothing to it at all. Bruce was using IWBs running Linux in first grade, web conferencing and collaborating on tablets with live freehand annotations, and producing artwork with dual touch tablets with 2048 levels of sensitivity. As I said: a revolution in a number of contexts. We're a little beyond clicking on "large french fries" on proprietary POS systems running a few kilobytes of memory and a monochrome screen.
  4. Well......the screens I use are substantially large...though I don't know their dimensions I would estimate you could drive a car through them and there are two of them. They are run by a Hitachi Starboard. http://www.hitachisolutions-us.com/starboard/products/pen_displays/'>http://www.hitachisolutions-us.com/starboard/products/pen_displays/ It is of course Wacom based hardware. Though some may seem uncomfortable with the idea, touchscreen technology is a revolution in a number of contexts. http://www.hitachisolutions-us.com/starboard/
  5. Of course Linux does, I never said it didn't. I use it as well, but 99% of the time I am using 7 on my touchscreen laptop.
  6. Yup, but more and more one is able to use touch input as an adjunct even in such settings as you suggest, and I believe touch will actually overtake other traditional inputs even in that setting. That's why at my desk my big LCD is also a dual touch screen. In the lecture hall we use a Hitachi Starboard.....very, very cool. I wish I had such a thing when I was a student. Touch technology and IWB software is revolutionizing the classroom and boardroom especially when adding classroom and online collaboration. For me it's about flexibility. In one presentation I might use Powerpoint, plus the web, plus a whiteboard annotation software, plus a whiteboard drawing software to incorporate prepared material, plus images (x-Ray, CT, MRI) with image manipulation and annotation, plus freehand drawing, plus animations. If a clinical or academic matter comes up on the fly I have powerful resources at hand to address it fast and clear, to convey information in amazing ways that enhance understanding to a degree that almost seems unreal. The end product is simplicity itself, which is the ultimate in conveying such complex information, and belies the complexity of the technology used to produce that result.
  7. Update: There is a new Beta version: http://open-sankore.org/node/17 http://dev.open-sankore.org/xwiki/bin/view/Sankore/Download
  8. I'm looking forward to it. Desktops/mice/keyboards are becoming archaic anyway, though the OS will still run in that context I am sure. I am very much enjoying my convertible touchscreen laptop since I got it. As a business device it rocks both in the office and in the board room, as a teaching platform it rocks both one-on-one and in the lecture hall, as a clinical device it rocks at the bedside and in the office, as an entertainment device it rocks in the living room and out and about, and as a personal computer it does everything well, anytime, anywhere. Oh....and I have it running Windows 7 Ultimate 99% of the time. As for the "eye candy"......yup, plenty of that. Obviously those who make such comments and intend it to be some sort of accusation are using no GUI and are command line only Linux users.....right?
  9. Hmmmmm....old thread..... BTW I have my Dell C840 still running W7....as well as an Acer, a Toshiba, and a Compaq...all on W7. All old hardware (newest one is from 2006) and all running great. The 800 PIII desktop is still running W7 as well, and working great.
  10. Wanted to try it. I won't install on my W7 Ultimate 32bit. No big deal. I'll try it some other time. (Happily typed in SRWare Iron Browser, IMHO the best going right now.)
  11. Update: Pen sensitivity works great after downloading the Wacom Enhanced Drivers: http://www.wacom.com/tabletpc/driver.cfm I highly recommend this driver, especially for those using their Tablet for artwork. For me, it just makes academic and professional presentations that much better. It provides a new icon in the Control Panel where one can access a bunch of pen sensitivity settings as well as settings for the eraser. Very nice.
  12. I do a lot of academic presentations and software to run with a touch screen is important to me. I have been going through a bunch of screen annotation and white board softwares on my convertible tablet (Win 7) and found one I think is great....and it is Open Source! If you do presentations or teaching you should check this out: http://sankore-program.org/ Pen sensitivity seems to not be working for me but that is minor I think. The various utilities and integration with web image searches etc is great.
  13. Funny. I did the same thing. I also carved my girlfriend's initials in my arm.
  14. Chopdoc

    Limewire

    In many cases the malware is the platform........ MS Windows.....and it's far from free.
  15. Chopdoc

    Limewire

    I don't know about that. Windows isn't free. Frankly, this sets a very bad precedent.
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