One time, about the only thing Vista did better than Kubuntu was  handwriting recognition. Not anymore – we’ve got Cellwriter now! It works just as well on my tablet as the Vista applet. Even so, if you can type, typing is much less of a hassle, trust me on this! Part of the problem is the lack of in place editing. But cellwriter definitely should be part of Kubuntu and it should be on by default in kdm when a wacom pad detected.