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    I would like some input on this question.

    How did the change from Palm OS to windows mobile change you view of the treo, and other windows mobile smartphones.

    Treo Central was once a place not welcome to Windows Mobile?
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    I think that WM is pushing (or at least should push) POS to get better and better. POS is pushing WM to get better on one-handed use.

    TC is embracing WM because the treo has now begun to offer an OS choice.

    I like both the OS's. They both have pros and cons based on your individual needs.
    Palm III-->Palm IIIxe-->Palm 505-->Samsung i300-->Treo 600-->PPC 6600-->Treo 650-->Treo 700wx-->BB Pearl--> BB Curve

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    Unfortunately it started turning me AWAY from the Treo. I went to Treo for Palm OS, not WM. I can get WM anywhere else. I still wish Palm hadn't fallen into the MSFT trap.
    HP has officially ruined it's own platform and kicked webOS loyalists and early TouchPad adopters to the curb. You think after you drop it like a hot potato and mention it made no money and is costing you money, anyone else wants it??? Way to go HP!!

    And some people are fools to keep believing their hype. HP has shown they will throw webOS under the bus and people are still having faith in them??? News flash: if it's own company won't stand behind it, it's finished!
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    even though i only had a WM 5.0 device for a short time, i really did enjoy it. I mean palm does some things better and likewise for WM. But of course, what I realized I need is something like the iPaq, with the dialpad/keyboard on the same side as the screen itself, not a pull out keyboard like on my k-jam (although it was ultra cool)
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    WM brings a whole world of headaches to a handheld device....how long before it requires "authentication, windows update, AV, spyware / adware protection". Looking at what MS has done with desktops / laptops...that being you can not sell your device to anyone without MS's permission to transfer the OS and that if you upgrade the device (change MoBo) the license dies with the old MoBo and you now need to buy another OS license.

    Not to mention DRM headaches and who knows what info synching is passed onto your desktop which is then uplinked on the next windows update cycle. Oh look Mr. Gates, LadyTreo took some programs that used to be regsitered to MamaTreo and put them on her device.

    On the good side, WM5 on a Treo gave PalmSource a big kick in the arse. They musta figured they had a guarnteed platform waiting for them when they finally decided to get off their butts. Now Palm is in a better position at the marketing table.

    As a long time computer user, one thing I have found out is that when you have a problem, it's much harder to solve the newer the MS OS is. They might have dumb dumbed the thing down more with each release to make it harder for kiddies, n00bs and grandma to break it, but for the power user who used to be able to recognize a problem, open and edit a file to solve it, his / her life is much harder. For those who want the most out of their hardware, cutting out the windows bloat has gotten harder and harder. Forget on board video for example as testing with with Windows Vista shows you'll need a 3D accelerator card just to handle the 3d dialog boxes added to the OS....oooh wow, that won't make me more productive but it sure looks cool.

    Palm has always been about usebility and "nothing fancy". MS has always been about fluff, putting what looks cool over efficiency and loading you down with API's and other bloat which tie you to their other products.

    Norton followed MS's route with it's authetication and hooks into the OS so far that it has become a nuisance product with software companies putting "if you have Norton" sections into the troubleshootings ection of their manuals.

    So, yes I like what they are doing to make themselves stronger in the market but I am scared that they may start thinking of following Norton and becoming more "MS like" in the way they do business. For example, will they start putting a TWH hook into the base OS that eats up resources even if you use a Motorola headset ? Will the person who buys my Treo 700w when I get my 900w be required to buy a new OS license ? Will I need to pay MS $50 a year for AV protection ?
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    You just reminded me, I need to change virus protection and utilities software. What do you recommend instead of Norton? I use Systemworks because it includes all of that, but it IS a drain on resources. I need a good utility program. I have someone in mind for virus protection.
    HP has officially ruined it's own platform and kicked webOS loyalists and early TouchPad adopters to the curb. You think after you drop it like a hot potato and mention it made no money and is costing you money, anyone else wants it??? Way to go HP!!

    And some people are fools to keep believing their hype. HP has shown they will throw webOS under the bus and people are still having faith in them??? News flash: if it's own company won't stand behind it, it's finished!
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    I have been volunteering as a sysop / wizop on Compuserve for more years (or should I say deecades ) than I care to admit. Way back then we were given a copy of F-Prot to scan all files before releasing them into the forum libraries. Rule was 2 scans w/ different programs. I have been using it in office for about 15 years. My professional society provides free copies to all its members. We pay bout $3 a puter.

    You can download F-Prot and use it free for 30 days. You can use it on up to 5 computers in a non business environment.....not bad at $6 a puter .

    http://www.f-prot.com/

    As a side note, when we had a mixed office environement, some McAfee, some Norton and some F-Prot, F-Prot grabbed the AnnaK virus that Norton let slip by.....I am still wondering what business need my employees had for AnnaK pitcures. In al fairness, McAfee caught it too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lady Treo
    You just reminded me, I need to change virus protection and utilities software. What do you recommend instead of Norton? I use Systemworks because it includes all of that, but it IS a drain on resources. I need a good utility program. I have someone in mind for virus protection.
    I've always stuck by Norton/Symantec for my home computer, but lately, their software has just been getting too bloated. When my subscription expires, I'll probably give Windows One Care another try to see if they've gotten any better since their first beta (and if you're signed up for their beta program, you can get the first year when it goes gold for $20), but here's what I've really got my eye on.....

    http://www.dlink.com/products/securespot/

    I like the idea of going to a hardware-based product to lessen the drain of system resources. I don't believe a release date or price has been announced yet, although I believe it's supposed to be released soon.
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