Are there any distros that will allow tablet pc hardware to workfunctionally. And what open source software are being developed for it?
I don't know much much about this. I know that linux includes some tablet support, and recommend that you just google for the device you're talking/thinking about and "linux" (e.g. "Tabletware Waretable 750X linux" if your tablet is a tabletware warerable 750x (made the name up)).
google is your friend when you are looking for software
I'm going to install linux on a Tablet PC (Gateway CX2724) soon enough, going for SuSE 10.2
I can tell you how it was when I'll be done trying
I installed OpenSuse 10.2 on a Tablet PC Gateway CX2427.
What worked : Wireless, keyboard, touchpad, mouse, well, everything except (see below)
What didn't work : the pen! :-(
Yeah, it detects the tablet pc as a .. well.. some kind of tablet PC. However, the kernel doesn't detect th