Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 3rd Jun 2014 18:24 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless

My love and appreciation for Palm OS is somewhat obvious around these parts, culminating in the detailed Palm OS retrospective I wrote a little over a year ago. I consider Palm OS to be the shoulders on which all subsequent mobile operating systems are built, and I believe it would do the current technology press and users a world of good if they acquainted themselves with this prescient masterpiece.

That being said, with Palm OS being old and dead, the only way to experience it is to get your hands on a real device on eBay or its local equivalent in your country of residence. If you go down this route - which I strongly advise everyone to at least look into - try and go for the ultimate Palm device, the Palm T|X. It's the most advanced PDA Palm ever built, and you can pry mine from my cold, dead hands.

Sadly, not everyone has the disposable income, time, will, desire, or any combination thereof, to go out and buy real hardware just to play with a dead operating system and all the hardships that come with it. Since I still want to spread the word of Palm OS, I've been looking into an alternative - namely, the Palm OS Simulator.

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RE: POSE
by javispedro on Wed 4th Jun 2014 12:33 UTC in reply to "POSE"
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2014-06-04

Actually it is the simulator, why do you think it is not? Simulator also had ROM file for resources, etc. which were not stored in the DLLs.

I think Thom did a great job describing how it worked. It is, as you described too, like the iOS simulator: it runs x86 PalmOS and x86 armlets, including x86 PACE, which emulates m68k.

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RE[2]: POSE
by henderson101 on Wed 4th Jun 2014 14:02 in reply to "RE: POSE"
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2006-05-30

Oh right... that does seem cool. But pointless. Same as with iOS, it's only useful for basic testing, it's not as good as having a real device.

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