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[4]: Comment by Kroc
by Kroc on Tue 12th Mar 2013 11:51 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by Kroc"
Kroc
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2005-11-10

In the world of ebook readers, having a plain web-browser engine to do the rendering is *incredibly* reliable compared to the neither-a-browser-nor-a-text-layout-engine renderers that most readers use. Use of CSS on these arcane static renderers is a complete dark art.

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RE[5]: Comment by Kroc
by moondevil on Tue 12th Mar 2013 12:20 in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by Kroc"
moondevil Member since:
2005-07-08

Faire enough in that context I imagine then.

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