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Palm Will Move To Linux OS Of Its Own

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Apr 10, 2007, 11:46 AM   by (staff)

Palm CEO Ed Colligan today announced the company will soon unveil a Linux-based operating system for its smartphones. The Treo maker will use Linux to create a platform that has more power for today's needs like simultaneous voice and data use, but still retains some elements of the Palm OS. Palm hopes this will ease users' and developers' move to the new platform. Although Access, the company that bought the Palm OS two years ago, announced it would launch a Palm-compatible Linux platform, Palm's effort is completely independent. Palm will still produce Windows Mobile powered smartphones as well.

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muchdrama

Apr 10, 2007, 5:31 PM

Powerful?

Why are these operating systems always described as "powerful"?

More robust, yes...but powerful? No.
muchdrama said:
Why are these operating systems always described as "powerful"?

More robust, yes...but powerful? No.


Explain your assumption. Linux is not powerful? I guess you have never used it. It is every ...
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i agree, there isn't yet a mobile os that i would call 'powerful.' pitted against other mobile os's, then i'd say that Palm is still the strongest, but compared to any desktop/laptop OS, doesn't compare.
Crunchy Frog

Apr 10, 2007, 10:09 PM

The wanning days of Palm

It was inevitable that the Palm OS would fade away. It was great in its time but could stand little chance of making it in today's market. I have doubts that this new Linux OS will be that popular and in the long run Palm will sell off to a bigger company and be absorbed.
Trouble is that Windows Mobile, love it or hate it, is growing steadily in stability and user acceptance and with the forthcoming Apple iPhone as the new kid on the block, other fringe OS'es like Palm's and Symbian won't stand much of a chance for growth.
Let's face it, the future in phones is not much different than the PC world. Mac vs. PC.
Crunchy Frog said:
Trouble is that Windows Mobile, love it or hate it, is growing steadily in stability and user acceptance


Really? From what I have read, the newest incarnation of Win mobile is no more stable then...
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Worldwide, Symbian is by far the most popular mobile OS (something like 70% of smartphones use it). Yet you're saying that a mobile OS that hasn't even been released yet (OS X) will overtake it?

I'll admit, I'm a biased Symbian guy, but it drives ...
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Argonnj

Apr 10, 2007, 3:03 PM

Nice!!

It about time.
 
 
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