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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by umccullough on Mon 11th Mar 2013 15:38 UTC
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Anyone got a link to the PDF? ;)

Seriously, I'll read the article later when I have some time ;)

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RE: PDF version
by Wondercool on Mon 11th Mar 2013 16:04 in reply to "PDF version"
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I kinda like the experiment. Let's get rid of the shitty ad based culture - which I don't see anyway as I use an ad blocker, who does?? - and get back to paying people for making content.

I hope Adam gets a slice too for hosting the site.

You will get my money Thom

Edited 2013-03-11 16:16 UTC

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RE[2]: PDF version
by kjmph on Tue 12th Mar 2013 03:29 in reply to "RE: PDF version"
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I agree with you. I will purchase as well, I would like to support this, and the ad driven model just promotes views with incendiary headlines.

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RE[2]: PDF version
by lucas0 on Tue 12th Mar 2013 12:27 in reply to "RE: PDF version"
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The ads on osnews aren't annoying at all, I've deactivated my adblocker here.
As long as these 2 points (no annyoing ads and good content) are valid I don't see any need for an adblocker.

I bought the PDF. I'd like to see more long article with deep insight in history, development and decisions of a company. Maybe also some (technical) interviews with developers (e.g. with Jolla / Mer people)?

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RE[2]: PDF version
by zima on Tue 12th Mar 2013 18:44 in reply to "RE: PDF version"
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I don't use an ad blocker - if some site has irritating amount & style of ads, it's a good reason to not visit that site.

And OSNews is not among such sites, it respects its readers (but you wouldn't see that, running ad blocker everywhere)

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