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Re: is palm OS dying?

  • Subject: Re: is palm OS dying?
  • From: RonB <ronbNOSPAM@bliz.org>
  • Date: 12 Jun 2005 07:38:39 GMT
  • Newsgroups: comp.sys.palmtops.pilot
  • Organization: Megaclomp & Stomp Inc.
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On Sun 12 Jun 2005 12:53:56a, Roy Schestowitz, wrote:

> Opting for Pocket PC rather than Palm is like opting for Windows
> rather than UNIX, but there are a few differences:
> - Palm is very simple to use
> - Palm is reliable

And Palm does the job I want done without the burden of a bloated OS with 
features that are almost useless on a PDA.

How many times have I read of folks coming back to Palm from PPC because  
simple things like alarms don't work on the PPC machines (no surprise, 
it's "working" on M$) -- and I'm always hearing that the Windows 
CE/PPC/Mobile machines are too slow. I think "clunky" seems to be 
adjective that sums up the platform.

If M$ has overcome this problem -- and they probably have to a certain 
degree -- it's probably because of the advanced (and expensive) hardware 
now available. This is the same way they got their clunky OS to work (as 
well as it does) on the desktop -- by brute force, using a ton of memory 
and very fast CPUs to achieve usability.

And, again, that's why I like the Palm OS. Simple, compact, to the point. 
(Speaking for v3.5 to 4.1 -- never used the 5.x Palm OS.)

"There's a story there...somewhere"

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