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]: PDF version
by zima on Mon 18th Mar 2013 23:59 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: PDF version"
zima
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2005-07-06

If you're so paranoid about the influence of advertising on you, you must not leave home much... (after all, ads everywhere); also, don't watch any films (product placement).
Articles can also be manipulative (such as this one, suggesting that alternatives to WebOS are better). OTOH, ads can be informative (just the other day one brought a new mobile network to my attention, with good offer; earlier, a new band ad on last.fm)

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