One major chink in the Wacom armour is that they do not support the use of Linux out of the box. It does seem incredible to me, that a company with such a massive lead in this industry would ignore the Linux users, possibly a large chunk of their market. However, they are helping an open source development of linux drivers for a selection of Wacom tablets – so they are not all evil after all.
Although applications such as Adobe Photoshop are not compatible with any other OS apart from Windows and OS X, there are other apps such as GIMP that work just as well on the “nix platform” and would benefit from the use of a tablet. After all, a Mac and a Linux computer are essentially using the same guts to get things working, so there should be no excuse for not using a tablet on your linux distro.
But if you want to use a graphics tablet on your Linux machine straight away, which one do you go for that support it straight away without messing with potentially dodgy and unsupported drivers? Check out our list below of the best graphics tablets thaty work with Linux.
Linux Graphics Tablet – Bestsellers Right Now
The Bestselling linux graphics tablet Right Now Is The:
- This tablet is small and cheap enough for kids to use and learn their way into the world of digital art. You won’t need to worry that they are using an expensive product that they may break, as the PenPad is available at a really low price.
- This graphics tablet is very slim, lightweight and portable – great for using every day, anywhere.
- Don’t be fooled by it’s cheap price compared to more advanced tablets by Wacom. This product is very capable, with some people calling it “one of the best tablets ever”.
- If you are a laptop user, the VT PenPad is ideal for you. Connected via USB, you don’t need to worry about plugging it into the mains. Also, it is designed to be lightweight and portable – perfect to pop into your laptop bag between meetings or lectures.
- This tablet is a gift that would be great on the list of any traveler, professional, student or artist.
Top selling graphics tablets that are compatible with Linux out of the box:
- VT PenPad 7.7-Inch Graphic Pen Tablet (Black)
- DigiPro WP5540 5.5″ x 4″ USB Tablet with Stylus (Black)
- 8″ x 6″ DigiPro WP8060 USB Graphics Tablet w/Cordless Pen (Black)
- Adesso CyberTablet 6400 6″ X 4.5″ Graphics Tablet with 2 Button Pen and Wireless Mouse
The above list is the bestselling linux graphics tablets right now according to Amazon. All of the tablets listed above are available at incredible deals via the website, you just need to click through to see more information, reviews, technical specs and details.
Purchased already? Let us know in the comments section below which model you went for and which version/distribution of Linux you have.