Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 11th Mar 2013 14:51 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless After a few months of planning, several weeks of work, and possibly a few kilometres of aimless pacing through the living room, I'm happy to present "Palm: I'm ready to wallow now". This massive article (22,000 words) covers countless aspects of Palm, its devices, its operating system, and the company's importance to the mobile industry. I start with a detailed look at the history of handwriting recognition, after which I move on to the four hardware products I believe are crucial in understanding Palm as a company. Of course, I also dive into Palm OS, covering the kernel, its filesystem (or lack thereof), 'multitasking' capabilities, user experience, and much more. Important Palm OS licensees like Sony and Handspring make an appearance, and I cover the failed attempt at modernising the Palm OS: Palm OS 6 Cobalt. Finally, the conclusion ties it all together. For the first time in OSNews' history, you can also buy this article to support OSNews and make more articles like this possible in the future (don't worry - the regular online version is free, as always!). I suggest you grab a coffee, sit back, and enjoy.
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Comment by v_bobok
by v_bobok on Mon 11th Mar 2013 16:31 UTC
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Couldn't care less about Palm, cry me a river PalmSource. They bought a mermaid princess and locked her away in the basement, where she eventually died. They could've went all Red Hat Enterprise and stuff, like making OpenBeOS platform free software and selling specialized professional applications with it, but noooooo. They had goods on the hands and they screwed the pooch. We all know the rest of this story - Apple won, Jobs was ill, but proud daddy king and had a blast destroying everyone else with machinegun. Including Palm.

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