Windows XP SP2 Will Bring Tablet PC Improvements|Alias SketchBook Pro on all V1250 convertible Tablet PCs

by Reads (1,915) UPDATES – Thursday, April 8th, 2004

Windows XP SP2 Will Bring Tablet PC Improvements

I’ve written a lot about Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2) already this year, but XP SP2 will be a hugely important Windows release, arguably as important for businesses as XP itself. During the past few months, I’ve been using XP SP2 on a variety of machines to see how its security-oriented updates affect the functionality of the OS and third-party applications. So far, so good: With one exception (a Netgear networking print server that refuses to respond to XP SP2 clients), all my applications and hardware have worked just fine with XP SP2.

Tablet PC users, however, will be particularly impressed with the upgrade. In addition to all the bug fixes and security enhancements that any XP user can expect from XP SP2, Tablet PC users will see their OS upgraded to a new version of the Tablet PC OS, dubbed Windows XP Tablet PC Edition 2004. Code-named Lonestar, this version of the Tablet PC OS is dramatically enhanced over the initial version, which was one of the more mature Windows releases I’ve evaluated…

Alias SketchBook Pro Included with ViewSonic Tablet PC

MOUNTAIN VIEW, California, April 7, 2004 – Alias, a Silicon Graphics Inc. (NYSE: SGI) company, and ViewSonic Corp. today announced an agreement to bundle Alias

SketchBook(tm) Pro on all V1250 convertible Tablet PCs in North America. The agreement combines ViewSonic’s Tablet PC technology with Alias’ best-in-class digital pen-based sketching and annotation software, Alias SketchBook Pro.

Alias SketchBook Pro liberates creative professionals

Combining the features of paint, image organization, annotation and presentation, Alias SketchBook Pro replaces the traditional paper sketchbook, empowering users to develop digital pen-driven illustrations and designs and e-mail them directly from the application. Alias SketchBook Pro liberates creative professionals from their desks, enabling everyone from industrial, interior and fashion designers to game developers, illustrators and architects to draw wherever and whenever inspiration strikes…



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