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[3]: Comment by Kroc
by sjeffree on Tue 12th Mar 2013 19:01 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Kroc"
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In my ideal world, eTexts would also be available in pure ASCII text-only format & all eBook readers would be able to import text files. Then you could do whatever you want with it & read it using whatever software you want.

In fact Thom, is yours available in text format? I'd love to support this kind of article, but formats like PDF are pretty useless to me. I found it a facinating read & would love to see more of this kind of thing. It doesn't even matter if I agree with everything that's written. The important thing is, you got it out there & it can spark a whole load of interesting discussion.

Well done!

(I can't wait for the Psion/Symbian one)

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RE[4]: Comment by Kroc
by Thom_Holwerda on Tue 12th Mar 2013 19:17 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by Kroc"
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Well, you could download the HTML source and strip it ;) .

In all seriousness, I'll be sure to add a .txt version to the next article's .zip. Small effort.

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