21 October 2005

R.I.P. PalmOS 1996-2005

Earlier this month, PalmSource (owner of the PalmOS operating system) was purchased by a Japanese company named Access.

Access has now announced that the death of PalmOS is imminent.

As for Palm, they have the right to use PalmOS for another 4 years, and that’s it. So, they’ve started making Windows Mobile devices.

So, farewell PalmOS. You were great at first, but like Classic MacOS you weren’t built to withstand the shoddiness of modern software, and your crashes became tiresome.

Now, will someone hurry up and release a decent Linux PDA? I have hopes for the Nokia 770.

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