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Ubuntu Linux User. Overall satisfied,
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This review is from: Wacom CTH460 Bamboo Pen & Touch Tablet (Factory Refurbished) (Personal Computers)
I got it today and it's pretty good. I does what I need it to do. It's small, slim and lightweight and works (almost) seamlessly in Ubuntu (Natty 11.04) as soon as I plug it in, which is a plus for me. The only problem was when I did plug it in, the touch and gesture feature got in the way a lot of using the pen. Then, when I'd use the touch, it selected all the text and would right click for no apparent reason. After some research, I decided to turn off the touch feature altogether and just use the pen. I figured it would've been all the same if i had bought a Bamboo without the touch part. I guess it's handy, though, if I ever decide to get another computer that has Windows (even though I love Ubuntu and would never completely switch back to Windows.)
I am switching from using a Wacom Graphire4 that I have used for nearly 5 years but recently, it had messed up. The lighter weight and design will definitely take some getting used to. Which leads me to my most major concern. The surface of the tablet has the feel of an emery board when I use the pen. It feels like the pen is grinding the surface and I'm barely pressing on it. I found it helped if I tape a plain ol' piece of computer paper over the surface. I wish they had made the surface a lot like the Graphire4's super smooth surface that doesn't rub away at the nib. But if push comes to shove, I'll buy the nibs. I think the paper will help expand the life of the nib. I use the tablet a lot so it's a bit of a concern for me.
So far though, it works and does what it's supposed to.
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Initial post: Aug 5, 2013 6:25:10 AM PDT
Thanks for this - have been trying to choose between the Pen and the Pen + Touch to use on Ubuntu, and was wondering if I paid the extra for touch would I not be able to make it work anyway. Will go for the cheaper option!
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