The guy in the front row, second from the right and the gal in the fourth row, second from the left must feel so left out. I know I would be too
The only thing keeping me from getting a Mac is that they don’t do tablets. Not yet at least. Make an OSX tablet and I am totally sold. Notwithstanding a smaller ecosystem of software relative to Windows.
Taking notes in class with a regular keyboard? Not for me. I’ve grown used to the more natural form of pen-input note taking in tablet mode, and I find that having a screen raised in front of me in class is distracting and probably makes the instructor wonder if you’re really taking notes or poking people on Facebook.
Speaking of tablets: Why aren’t we seeing any serious efforts in the open source world in the realm of tablet/pen applications? You can get a tablet pc with linux, and there are some apps for Linux-based tablets, but it won’t be anything as polished as what Vista offers in terms of that sort of functionality. I can’t see a reason why a tablet-focused Linux distro has not evolved yet.