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    XP tablet edition

    Ok, so there is a new edition of XP out, one that works with the Microsoft Tablet PC. I was thinking this OS might be a good match for a carcomputer... on the epia.

    1) I am told Epias run XP and win98 fast, but not 2000... given those choices, I would like to use XP. a newer OS.

    2) Since this is a OS for a portible it may well be a little "lighter" then the desktop OS version

    3) Since its for a machine with a touchscreen, I could see it may well integrate well with our touchscreen computers, and may have

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    I use tablet PC's at work, the differences between that and standard XP are small, basically only the support for a security button to log on, and handwriting recognition which is very good. Sadly, you wont get the handwriting stuff to work with a standard touchscreen, it just wont have the resolution you need to be accurate. All the tablets I use have some sort of electromagnetic transmissive type touch, rather than the kind of thing you'd have in a car. If I touch the display using my finger nothing happens, using the pen it writes.
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    I've been evaluating a Compaq TC 1000 for work, and as Phil hints, these things really are amazing. Especially if you're in a job where you're taking notes and in meetings a lot - being able to capture notes (with diagrams, arrows, different colours) is fantastic - especially when I can then just email the file to someone to start working on.

    Tablet Edition is NOT a cut down edition of XP: It is XP Pro with an additional Tablet PC layer. HP refer to it as a 'super set'.

    The additional functionality delivered by Tablet Edition only shares one thing in common with CarPC's - the touchscreen. I don't see that the written word is a reliable or safe method for controlling a PC while you're driving.

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    xp tablet = xp + transcriber

    i've been using transcriber for a while on my pocket pc, i can only imagine how good recognition would be on a real pc processor, since on the lowly pocket pc it is already astounding. nice gadget, but too much money for me
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    Originally posted by madbeaner
    xp tablet = xp + transcriber

    i've been using transcriber for a while on my pocket pc, i can only imagine how good recognition would be on a real pc processor, since on the lowly pocket pc it is already astounding. nice gadget, but too much money for me
    Not really. Transcriber learns by you telling it how you make letters, and it interprets known shapes - it's like graffitti on steroids.

    Tablet Edition takes hand writing recognition to a whole new level. There is no learning wizard at all.

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    really?! thats so cool, i had no idea. i'd really like to demo a tablet pc, i would be interested in buying one of the less powerfull, smaller form factor ones.
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    Originally posted by C4M
    Tablet Edition takes hand writing recognition to a whole new level. There is no learning wizard at all.
    Got to agree here. The recognition XP Tablet achieves is astounding. It doesnt have any problems with my appaling scrawl, whereas most people complain that my writing is illegible, XP Tablet breezes along without a complaint. No PDA I have ever used even comes close. No training, just write.
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    I have transcriber running under Windows CE.NET (handheld PC not Pocket PC version if it makes any difference). You don't have to teach it and the recognition is remarkable, I never tried transcriber under earlier CE versions.

    I thought it would be a good way of teaching my 4 year old to write, but its so good at recognizing in eligable input it would probably do more harm than good.

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    Originally posted by C4M
    I've been evaluating a Compaq TC 1000 for work,
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    Cool... I just started to look into these as a possible Auto PC. The TC1000 seemed to be the best option. Do you have the docking station? I dont have the measurements, or know much about how it attached, but it almost looked like you could install the docking station into a 1 DIN, and place the screen on when you wanted an Auto PC. Just curios how you think this would work as an Auto PC, with docking, or without, as long as your dash had the space.

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