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 Wafflez
by Wafflez on Mon 11th Mar 2013 15:52 UTC
Wafflez
Member since:
2011-06-26

TL; DR

Joke, didn't read because it's 5 dollars.

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RE: Comment by Wafflez
by Thom_Holwerda on Mon 11th Mar 2013 15:52 in reply to "Comment by Wafflez"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

TL; DR

Joke, didn't read because it's 5 dollars.


The online version is free, as always on OSNews.

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RE[2]: Comment by Wafflez
by Wafflez on Mon 11th Mar 2013 15:54 in reply to "RE: Comment by Wafflez"
Wafflez Member since:
2011-06-26

I know, it's just I rarely get to complain about this site.

OSnews sold out!

Dividing auditory in two - peasants get no picture version, while rich get premium content.

Edited 2013-03-11 15:55 UTC

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RE[2]: Comment by Wafflez
by gan17 on Tue 12th Mar 2013 12:59 in reply to "RE: Comment by Wafflez"
gan17 Member since:
2008-06-03

I bought a copy, even though I don't really care for dead tech companies all that much. I just like trolling this site, hence the show of support.

It would be nice if you offered a couple of full-colour preview pages, though. Especially useful since $4.99 would seem a bit much for people raised on $0.99/$1.99 mobile purchases.

I know Gumroad offers some sort of a preview feature for sellers, so maybe you should look into it.

Edited 2013-03-12 13:03 UTC

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