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    Please read this article from Pen Computing Magazine May 2001.
    http://www.pencomputing.com/palm/column39.html

    Then DISCUSS
    I'd Rather be Diving.......(with my PDA of course)

    Check out my forum @ http://groups.msn.com/PDAPocketPCForum
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    interesting article...

    My main reasons not to go to PPC:
    -availablity of software.
    -Size.
    -ease of use.
    -memory management
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    Mine are:
    I had one before and didn't like it
    OS X
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    I'll be honest. They look neat, but $$$.
    -Bernie

    "One word sums up probably the responsibility of any vice president, and that one word is 'to be prepared'.
    -Dan Quayle
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    I think he missed the target in this article.

    Simplicity is the hallmark of PalmOS devices, not compatibility. A simple OS that does exactly what it is supposed to do, when it is supposed to do it, all the time, every time. Few bells, some whistles, but at the foundation is a reliable OS, consistent software, and a basic interface that anyone can learn in a matter of minutes. THAT's the hallmark of PalmOS. Simplicity begats stability begats consistency begats usability.

    Arguably, compatibility is a side effect of simplicity - if everything is simple, consistent, and basic, then everything you build for it will be too.

    Now that PalmOS has created and educated a savvy, demanding following, they are being pushed more rapidly into the PocketPC bells-and-whistles direction by their customers. Let's hope they remember their roots.

    Kupe
  6. #6  
    Originally posted by Kupe
    I think he missed the target in this article.
    No, I think you missed his target audience: manufacturers and developers.
    Simplicity is the hallmark of PalmOS devices, not compatibility.
    To the average user, perhaps, but to a software or hardware developer, reaching the largest possible potential market is the hallmark.
    [...] Few bells, some whistles, but at the foundation is a reliable OS, consistent software, and a basic interface that anyone can learn in a matter of minutes. THAT's the hallmark of PalmOS. Simplicity begats stability begats consistency begats usability. [...]
    No, consistency is the heart of it. The fact that one can write apps that will run on _any_ PalmOS device is what attracts developers to the platform. My personal killer app (Pocket Quicken) _used_ to be available for WinCE. It's yet to be available for any iteration of PocketPC to my knowledge. Pocket Quicken should run on any version of PalmOS since 3.0 (including OS 5 more than likely, although I haven't tried it in the sim yet).
    ‎"Is that suck and salvage the Kevin Costner method?" - Chris Matthews on Hardball, July 6, 2010. Wonder if he's talking about his oil device or his movie career...
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    The problem where I live is that more and more people are going towards PocketPC (including my own D-A-D ) because they are getting more popular with all the talk going on about having more MHz (there we go again) and more RAM and running a mini-Windows on it. No one is talking about battery life. Oh yeah, all of the PPCs (ironic that PPC used to refer to PowerPC) come with dazzling bright colors to woo people into buying them.

    People are buying PocketPCs in droves where I live, thanks to Microsoft marketing.

    Some even dare say that the software development tools are readily and easily available. U and I know this is simply not true, but people here are simply wandering under the spell of MHz power and color and multimedia stuff.

    Stupid.


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    Originally posted by edgenut
    Please read this article from Pen Computing Magazine May 2001.
    http://www.pencomputing.com/palm/column39.html

    Then DISCUSS
    I'm just a dreamer..
  8. #8  
    Originally posted by Digisane
    The problem where I live is that more and more people are going towards PocketPC (including my own D-A-D ) because they are getting more popular with all the talk going on about having more MHz (there we go again) and more RAM and running a mini-Windows on it.
    A form of Stengelese? "That restaurant is so overcrowded all the time, nobody ever goes there anymore."

    PPC sales growth is increasing (and PalmOS market share is decreasing) because of the convergence of two factors:

    1. Palm OS functionality, in its simplicity, has not grown as quickly as its user base's needs/desires.
    2. PPC is partially foregoing its previous "desktop-complexity-in-your-hand" mentality for some stability/usability.

    The irony is, PalmOS is now reacting to PPC (as opposed to how it used to be) as it pushes OS5 out the door and rushes to get OS6 (and ARM compatibilty) to market so that the lowly PalmOS can do all the things its customers want.

    Kupe
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    Originally posted by Digisane
    Some even dare say that the software development tools are readily and easily available. U and I know this is simply not true...
    Uh ... Embedded Visual C++, Embedded Visual Basic, and the PPC 2002 SDK are all available as free downloads from Microsoft. And though I'm not a big fan of IDEs, the tools (especially the debugger) really work pretty well. I found it was actually a little easier to get started with PPC development than it was with PalmOS.
    <ul><li>Dave Kessler<br>President - Kopsis, Inc.</li></ul>
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    Well, I used my Visor to download and keep research data with me regarding the purchase of my new O-Z Rally, but I would think that a PocketPC could do the same thing. Oh wait, that's not what you meant. ...nevermind...
    ‎"Is that suck and salvage the Kevin Costner method?" - Chris Matthews on Hardball, July 6, 2010. Wonder if he's talking about his oil device or his movie career...
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    A form of Stengelese? "That restaurant is so overcrowded all the time, nobody ever goes there anymore."
    Not to nitpick or anything but the quote is a Yogi-ism (Yogi Berra not Yogi Bear for those who don't know).
    Jonathan
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    I like to compare Palm and Pocket PC to the old Mac and PC days.

    Mac = Pocket PC PC = Palm

    Mac & Pocket PC

    Both expensive
    Expecting people to pay premium for nice looking os
    Both have much less software then their competition

    PC & Palm

    Both much cheaper than competition
    Have massive amounts of software
    OS not as good looking
    Can do just about everything competition can do


    That is just my assesment. There are exceptions in price but this is just the basics. What do you guys think?
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    You are correct sir! Thanks for the clarification Jhapple. I constantly get their quotes mixed up since I never use them at all (heheh - get it?).

    The difference between Stengelese and Berraisms is equally confusing.

    Kupe
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    Last week I went to a Tech Expo at the WTC here in Veracruz Mexico, I looked at a Toshiba Pocket PC, I asked to see an excell file on it but the guy could not get it to sync with the computer, he "tried" both USB and IR. Talk about a first impression, not impressed. But I did think the os was cool and the COLOR.
    I'd Rather be Diving.......(with my PDA of course)

    Check out my forum @ http://groups.msn.com/PDAPocketPCForum
  15. #15  
    Originally posted by Alslayer
    I like to compare Palm and Pocket PC to the old Mac and PC days.
    {snip!} What do you guys think?
    Well I kinda think its more like Netscape and Internet Explorer in the mid-90's in terms not of user experience but of market perception.

    One has more market share at the moment and the other sucks but pretty soon the other will dominate the market.

    That's what I think anyway.



    Not that I like IE. The right-click menu takes 5 seconds to pop up on the PC i have right now running IE5.
    I'm just a dreamer..

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