Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 25th Jun 2009 22:26 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Well, that's a bit of a surprise. Palm posted its quarterly financial results today, and as it turns out, the company is actually doing better than expected. Losses were lower than expected, sales were higher than expected, so from whatever way you look at it, the future is looking a little brighter. The quarter ended May 31, so sales of the Pre are not part of this one yet.
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RE[2]: OS not from scratch
by _xmv on Fri 26th Jun 2009 13:19 UTC in reply to "RE: OS not from scratch"
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back-end Linux.
front-end Webkit.

Palm has not had to do a whole lot of programming here. But they have taken what was available and developed a kick-ass interface on top.

yeah, they didnt code a 15y old kernel (do you think apple made darwin and macosx from scratch maybe? its even older than linux)
but they did code a lot, lot of stuff, and it looks pretty good.
also its using a free os (as in freedom)
i doubt i need to argue about the benefits of a free os

sure android is the same, but apparently the webos is much more streamlined and successful at what it does

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