Fujitsu Stylistic Tablet PC using SUSE 10.1

The market for Tablet PC’s and Webpads is not very large compared to the Desktop or Laptop markets. Their linux market is in fact much smaller. Some manufacturers however do produce linux compatible devices. Fujitsu provides a rather nice series of webpads. The older version Stylistic ST4110 Tablet PC originally had Windows XP Tablet Edition which was replaced with Linux.

Users of Fedora know that a great deal of extra customization is required to properly setup the operating system. Hence the decision was made to use SuSE.

Some words about SuSE. This is a very polished distribution with many features ready to work out of the box for desktop usage and laptop usage, unlike Fedora. It comes with better packaged software and direct support for more drivers (proprietory or not). Configuring SuSE 9.2 was much more work than configuring SuSE 10.1 for the Fujitsu Stylistic Tablet PC. I’ve provided an incremental update.

Although this wasn’t a review, I highly recommend SuSE for situations such as these. The purchase of the boxed media has proved valuable multiple times.


  1. kOoLiNuS: Actually, this is someone else’s computer, but I write up the guides for him. But, yes, if FC6 doesn’t pan out, I may end up switching, which is not something I like to think about. :-P

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