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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During the day I loved Palm too but ...
by Sabon on Thu 5th Jun 2014 17:57 UTC
Sabon
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During the day I loved Palm too but I'll draw a comparison where Palm doesn't look so good other than a past OS I used and romanticize about.

Girls haven't gotten any cuter than they were back when I was growing up. Fashions may have changed and what people consider cute is in the eyes of the beholder but with the fashions updates on girls from back then they would still be cute.

Take Palm though. Palm is that same girl only now she is a grandmother and 99% of boys wouldn't think that is hot. And today, compared to the newest cell phones out there, well the iPhone blew that kind of cell phone out of the water and Palm is gone after they got fat and lazy and kept their interface too long.

Again, I loved it at the time. It did amazing things for me like even being able to connect a modem to it and dialing up a desktop computer and being able to direct it to do what I needed it to do. As well as being my PDA.

Compared to today though. Sorry.

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