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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RE[2]: Comment by Kroc
by orsg on Mon 11th Mar 2013 18:58 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by Kroc"
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What about .mobi? That's the native file format for the Kindle anyway (except that Amazon ebooks are wrapped in DRM, but inside of this, there's just mobi)

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RE[3]: Comment by Kroc
by Kroc on Mon 11th Mar 2013 21:57 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Kroc"
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I tried doing direct-to-mobi conversion with MobiPocket / Calibre, but the process just didn't function right.

I spent about five days working on a process to convert a Pages document to Kindle in a way that actually worked. Software out there is unbelievably broken. The format is broken, the converters are broken, the readers are broken.

The only process I found that actually worked was Pages (or any other format) > MSWord > Aspose.Words > ePub > KindleGen = Mobi file

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