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"