Hello Super Villain (quel nom
thanks for your input. The Atom Z520 is a Single Core with Hyperthreading
About KDE, I don't want it. I find LXDE a very nice desktop. Not as advanced or full featured as GNOME (my personal preference together with XFCE) or KDE, but still fully functional and quite lightweight.
The device is an input device for handwriting, not any sort of output device. You're right that it's mainly the software that is doing all the magic here, at least under Windows.
I'd install her a WinXP version for dual booting, problem is that she hasn't noted the Windows serial number from the device and the sticker which is under the netbook is since the time of using it unreadable (moving the netbook around on the table and such, scratched the sticker). The old HDD has just crashed, so I exchanged it for a bigger, faster one. But with the nuked HDD, the recovery partition is also gone. Otherwise I would have had a possibility to recover the Windows serial. Since she came to me much too late asking for help, it's gone. Although she isn't really bothered by the fact of now using Linux instead. Which is nice
If the device can't be made to work under *nix, it's not dramatic, since she still has a family notebook at home which runs Windows and where the device works. It just would have been nice to get it to run under *nix.
Anyway, still looking for a software package that can recognise/manage handwriting (if only for informational purposes for myself).
Thanks for your input.