Home > Wireless > PalmSource Touts OS 6 Features PalmSource Touts OS 6 Features Eugenia Loli 2003-09-23 Wireless 12 Comments PalmSource said the next version of the Palm operating system for handhelds will offer improved multitasking and graphics capabilities. About The Author Eugenia Loli Ex-programmer, ex-editor in chief at OSNews.com, now a visual artist/filmmaker. Follow me on Twitter @EugeniaLoli 12 Comments 2003-09-24 2:22 am With be’s engineers at the core of this thing it should be impressive under the hood. I hope they change up the gui a bit as well. 2003-09-24 3:01 am Isn’t the tungsten t3 going to allow landscape mode? i thought the rumors where it was going to debut this month. Guess not. = ( . I want my tungsten t3… 2003-09-24 3:25 am BeOS-M or BeOS CE etc. The GUI already exhibits Be-isms, like the isometric icons. No BeDoper Ad Today http://www.bedoper.com 2003-09-24 4:40 am My Palm does everything I want it to do other than being in color (which didn’t exist when I bought it). Why would I want to complicate things by having other things running at the same time that could cause all the nonsensical BS problems that Windows and Mac OS X cause me? What next? Multi-user support and server versions? Don’t get me wrong, I love Palms. I’m just worried they will ruin a great thing by trying to re-popularize it to death. 2003-09-24 7:38 am I did a search on “BeOS” on Palmsource website and according to the results, it only appears in a list of trademarks. It can’t be found on any page describing PalmOS 5 or 6. Why is Palm ashamed of speaking about a product they legally bought years ago ? 2003-09-24 11:57 am AFAIK, the T3 will support landscape mode. Also, it’s great to see some BeOS goodness in PalmOS 6. 2003-09-24 12:47 pm “Why is Palm ashamed of speaking about a product they legally bought years ago ? ” Palm has gone to great lengths to disassociate itself from beOS. I think, and you are free to disagree, there are a few reasons. 1) BeOS was, though i love it, generally perceived as a commercial flop. No one wants to highlight a commercial flop 2) Be, Inc’s intellectual property and engineers saved Palm’s sorry rear. Palm was toast. they even looked at using linux and symbian for their OS and i really don’t think they knew what to do. I think palm would have been screwed without the purchase, which is why i also thought be, inc. sold way too cheap. No company is going to publicly admit that they were in the sorry shape that palm was in prior to that acquisition. If you highlight beos you in fact admit it. YOu also admit that Palm’s OS development amounted to a hail mary pass in the last ten seconds of the 4th quarter. I ask you what would palm have done without beos technology? Die? 3) perception. Palm wants to brand itself as a “Professional, enterprise” product not as a underground media OS. 2003-09-24 1:35 pm In case you need to use it as a portable multi-user server. Of course, you can also use it to allow long-running movie edits to run in the background while you pull up your 3D modeller for some last minute tweaks. … I think the more realistic answer is “multitasking” looks nice on a marketing presentation. 2003-09-24 1:44 pm Palm and Sony are 2 companies I can respect because they looked at BeOS and adopted it even as everyone else abandoned it. and yes I’ve read a lot of interviews from PalmSource mentioning BeOS technologies and a lot of people are excited by the possibilities. In fact once PalmOS 6 comes, more people will have heard of BeOS than at anytime in Be Inc’s history! here’s more info on palmos 6 http://www.brighthand.com/article/PalmOS6_Coming_Dec_29 2003-09-24 1:46 pm I remember reading a title ‘Accessing memory beyond 64k’ from Palm OS programmers manual and the returning the book to the bookstores shell 🙂 2003-09-24 2:42 pm I wish someone would make a clamshell Palm device somewhat smaller than a Psion 5mx. I’d snap that up in a second. I don’t want a camera or a flip screen or what-not, just a real computer that I can put in my suit pocket. Hand writing on a screen is idiotic given the fact that today’s screens have such low resolutions. Until I can write as small as I like on a PDA screen, I have no use for such technology. 2003-09-24 3:13 pm where can i find the proper pictures (not dodgy screenshots) of all the isometric icons used in Palm os? and which design company designed these icons?