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LinuxDevices.com has an executive interview with PalmSource VP of Engineering Mike Kelley and Director of Product Marketing John Cook to discuss PalmSource's Linux strategy and plans. The interview reveals much about PalmSource's detailed plans for Palm OS Linux.
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So much promise...

Masamune @ 5/31/2005 3:28:31 PM # Q
There's a lot of promises there - PalmLinux shipping in the first half of 2006, more stuff on Cobalt....

Aside from a major feeling of deja-vu, I hope PSRC pulls it off this time. For once, I'm not optimistic.

One final thing: DR Nagel???

RE: So much promise...
LiveFaith @ 5/31/2005 3:31:38 PM # Q
1st 1/2 of 2006 delivered. That's target, so it could be fall with a delay or 2. Then hardware makers take miniumum 6 mos to get a product to market. Then if it's a mobile device, the carriers take another 6 months to stamp it.

Looks like you can hold a Palm (or some other name?) OS enabled smartfone or communicator in hand realistically by Summer or Christmas season 2007.

I wonder if PalmOne (err Palm) plans to milk Garnet to v5.99999 until then? That's 4 or 5 product release schedules on their current timeline. Apparently, they are not embracing vanilla Cobalt OS for their product lines.

I must admit that "Palm" OS on the Linux train is very compelling. Now they just have to bring it to fruition.

Pat Horne; www.churchoflivingfaith.com

RE: So much promise...
AdamaDBrown @ 5/31/2005 4:19:03 PM # Q
I'll believe in Palm Linux when I see it. They said that Cobalt was going to be done before the end of the year, 2003.

You know, a little admission of the Cobalt debacle would go a long way. If PSRC just said "Yes, there were problems with the initial builds of Cobalt, and our licensees decided not to use it," it could help convince a lot of people that PSRC is still in contact with reality. Their continual denial and covering of the obvious just makes you wonder whether they have any understanding of the problem, or if it's just going to be repeated.

RE: So much promise...
dagwud @ 5/31/2005 4:32:44 PM # Q
Yes, "Dr. Nagel." Ph.D. in experimental Psychology from UCLA. When he got it, I don't know.

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RE: So much promise...
cervezas @ 5/31/2005 5:24:13 PM # Q
AdamaDBrown wrote:
"I'll believe in Palm Linux when I see it. They said that Cobalt was going to be done before the end of the year, 2003."

Ummm, yeah. And it was.

He went on:
"You know, a little admission of the Cobalt debacle would go a long way. If PSRC just said "Yes, there were problems with the initial builds of Cobalt, and our licensees decided not to use it," it could help convince a lot of people that PSRC is still in contact with reality. Their continual denial and covering of the obvious just makes you wonder whether they have any understanding of the problem, or if it's just going to be repeated."

Frankly, I don't think PalmSource makes its decisions about how to manage its PR based on the folks who post on PIC, which is probably a good thing judging from the crowd here. If you stop and think about it for a moment you will realize that while Cobalt devices are in the pipeline (and they clearly are) there really isn't a good time to make this kind of acknowledgement. All it would really accomplish is to piss off the licensees who are going to want to generate enthusiasm about Cobalt when they announce themselves.

I've talked to a lot of people at PalmSource over the last few months and I think they have their feet on the ground. I personally came away from DevCon feeling a lot stronger about the future of the platform.

David Beers
Pikesoft Mobile Computing
www.pikesoft.com

RE: So much promise...
LiveFaith @ 5/31/2005 6:25:35 PM # Q
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That's a good thing. And one of the main purposes that PSRC would sink million$ into such an annual event, I might add.

Pat Horne; www.churchoflivingfaith.com

RE: So much promise...
AdamaDBrown @ 5/31/2005 6:28:24 PM # Q
Ummm, yeah. And it was.

Not in any useful form. PalmSource has unofficially admitted that the initial release of Cobalt was unfit for use, which is why they had to rework it all through 2004. PalmOne still feels that it's not worth making the change from their hacked version of Garnet.

Frankly, I don't think PalmSource makes its decisions about how to manage its PR based on the folks who post on PIC, which is probably a good thing judging from the crowd here.

You think we're the only ones who watch PalmSource? A big part of the reason that their stock sucks right now is because investors have no confidence in them. No investor wants to put their money in a company that's doing the business equivalent of insisting that there are WMDs. Or for that matter, talking about the tooth fairy. Likewise, developers are losing faith in the platform because PalmSource has continued to talk about what a great development platform they have, when the new OS has never showed up and dev support is far behind the competition. No matter what PalmSource may believe, you really CAN'T make up your own facts by endlessly repeating a falsehood.

If you stop and think about it for a moment you will realize that while Cobalt devices are in the pipeline (and they clearly are) there really isn't a good time to make this kind of acknowledgement. All it would really accomplish is to piss off the licensees who are going to want to generate enthusiasm about Cobalt when they announce themselves.

Hardly. Cobalt devices in the pipeline? Last autumn, PSRC said that there were at least five smartphones based on Cobalt scheduled for release in the first three months of 2005. None of them ever showed. Similar promises have been made going back to January 2004. At this moment, we have evidence that there is one Cobalt phone on the way, maybe, for a possible delivery this fall. As for pissing off the licensees, they've already done that. An admission that the first revision wasn't useful would amount to an apology to the couple of licensees that remain, and would also serve up subtext: "Cobalt is better now, take a look at it again."

I've talked to a lot of people at PalmSource over the last few months and I think they have their feet on the ground. I personally came away from DevCon feeling a lot stronger about the future of the platform.

Well, that makes one.

Cervezas, Scepticism about Cobalt devices...
ChiA @ 5/31/2005 10:06:40 PM # Q
... is totally justified when you consider:
a) Palmsource released Garnet 5.4 AND Cobalt 6.0 at the same time - Feb 04:
( http://www.palmsource.com/press/2004/021004_cobalt.html )

b) By NOV 04 PalmOne had not even one but two Garnet devices available to buy:
( http://www.palmone.com/us/company/pr/2004/100404.html
http://www.palmone.com/us/company/pr/2004/102504.html )
a mere 8-9 months after Palmsource released the Garnet OS.

Yet despite over a year waiting for a device with Cobalt 6.0 and 7-8 months for one with Cobalt 6.1, there's still no sign of such a device from PalmOne, the only major Palm OS licensee. This suggests an unwillingness or an inability of PalmOne to make a Cobalt device.

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RE: So much promise...
cervezas @ 6/1/2005 8:56:08 AM # Q
Sure, I count myself as a Cobalt skeptic for the reasons you just mentioned. The difference is that most of the shrill voices on PIC seem to think they know exactly why Cobalt has been slow to market and believe they can draw conclusions from this that neither Cobalt nor Palm OS Linux will ever go to market. It's not really rational, IMO. Sadly, it's become a knee-jerk reflex on this forum.

Personally, I think the Cobalt story is much less clear. But you can put together some clues and guess that the Linux decision was made to address what went wrong with Cobalt. Logically, the issue was probably that when PalmSource had to move from reference design hardware to devices that the ODMs actually wanted to sell they found that it was costly to develop drivers and support software for a proprietary OS that started from zero in this department. Some of those costs may have resulted in production delays that weren't expected, and some may just have scared the vendors away. It's hard enough to be a 1.0 early adopter--seeing even smallish obstacles to adoption makes it much harder. See, that's actually a reason to be optimistic about Linux since it addresses that issue very directly and sensibly.

All this is just supposition, though. I know just enough from talking to guys at PalmSource to say that I don't think anyone here really knows the story with Cobalt or has the basis to believe "Cobalt is DOA" any more than "Cobalt is about to explode onto the scene and change the world." Myself included.

David Beers
Pikesoft Mobile Computing
www.pikesoft.com

RE: So much promise...
ChiA @ 6/1/2005 8:56:48 AM # Q
Cervezas said:

Frankly, I don't think PalmSource makes its decisions about how to manage its PR based on the folks who post on PIC, which is probably a good thing judging from the crowd here.

Bear in mind by posting here you yourself have become a member of the crowd here.

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- General Dwight D. Eisenhower

RE: So much promise...
cervezas @ 6/1/2005 9:23:44 AM # Q
Bear in mind by posting here you yourself have become a member of the crowd here.

Just don't tell any of my friends, OK?

I think I'm like a lot of folks I've talked with in that I've watched the goings on here from a safe distance for a long time but never was too excited to roll around in the mud with you guys! ;-)

I'm not going to do the potty humor thing that seems so popular here for some reason, but if I can throw a word or two in here to balance the absurd level of negativism from time to time I may do that. A lot of people here seem to go way too far and it's, well... annoying.

David Beers
Pikesoft Mobile Computing
www.pikesoft.com

RE: So much promise...
The_Voice_of_Reason @ 6/1/2005 10:26:49 PM # Q
Looks like Kirvin's not-so-evil twin is in da house, yo!

Riddle me this, CobaltBoy:

- What happened with the telephony stacks for Cobalt in 2003/4? (And remember: this was supposedly an OS tailor made for smartphones...)

- How many major development tools support creating Cobalt-specific apps?

- Does CodeWarrior support Cobalt? (And in a hilarious twist, anyone notice how Metrowerks sold out to Nokia and has now pulled CodeWarrior from their site? Nokia certainly doesn't **** around now, do they! No doubt CW9 for PalmOS will be available again... in 2008!

- When was Palm OS Developer Suite released?

- How long have licensees had access to Cobalt?

- TVoR

"Yes, and I would've gotten away with it to, if it weren't for those blasted kids and their dog."

"It would have been mine, if it hadn't been for those meddling kids."


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RE: So much promise...
mikecane @ 6/2/2005 8:12:16 PM # Q
@ @ @ @ @ @ @

Uh, @fter All those questions you just posed, why @re there suddenly @tumble@weeds@? Is th@t the reply?

Thought so...

RE: So much promise...
The_Voice_of_Reason @ 6/2/2005 8:32:27 PM # Q
It's time people finally called Palm on all the BS. Don't expect to hear a PEEP outta them on this...

The Cobalt BUGS are yet another part of this sordid tale. ("Buggier than a New York tenament".) Any company that was willing to commit to Cobalt in 2004 was either crazy or had mighty big cojones. Or both.


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Golly gee whiz. Ben Combee? Anyone?
The_Voice_of_Reason @ 6/3/2005 2:48:49 AM # Q
It's not like those were hard questions to answer.

;-O


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The Palm Economy = Communism
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Still only crickets chirping here at Palminfocenter...
The_Voice_of_Reason @ 6/6/2005 3:10:01 PM # Q
- Michael Mace

- Ben Combee

- Jeff Kirvin

All suddenly silent? Shocking!

To all the Palm Apologists: remember to ask REAL questions and cut through the BS in the future.


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The Palm Economy = Communism
The Great Palm Swindle: http://www.palminfocenter.com/comment_view.asp?ID=7864#108038

CricketWatch: Day 1. The vigil continues...
The_Voice_of_Reason @ 6/8/2005 11:04:02 PM # Q
Dear Diary, it's been seven quiet, lonely days since someone cut through the BULL and asked Palm's official and unofficial spin doctors a few simple questions about Cobalt and its development platform. The silence has been astounding. Dejected Palm Faithful are left to draw their own conclusions, but the writing now appears to be on the wall.

PalmOS 5 will be the OS of choice for PalmOS PDAs for at least 2 more years. Cobalt is VAPORWARE used only by a handful of developers that are brave enough to actually code for a platform with no future, using a beta toolset. PalmLinux is little more than an idea at this point in time.

The sherpas have left me alone now - they all say an attempt to scale Mount Cobalt given the current conditions would be suicidal. Mr. Nagel has told me I must push on, so I will continue. I have only enough food to last three more days and a storm is coming. God help me.

- Sir Edmund
(1953)


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Sony CLIE UX100: 128 MB real RAM, OLED screen. All the PDA anyone really ever wanted.
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The Palm Economy = Communism
The Great Palm Swindle: http://www.palminfocenter.com/comment_view.asp?ID=7864#108038

RE: So much promise...
mikecane @ 6/9/2005 8:58:39 AM # Q
>>>I have only enough food to last three more days and a storm is coming.

What I want to know is, What happened to that bunker filled with canned peas?!

Please put all of us "trolls" in your Will to inherit your stockpile of TH55s.

NVFS is the greatest thing since the PalmPilot itself
Surur @ 6/9/2005 9:07:47 AM # Q

So says JK.

I would provide a link, but I think he's deliberately doing controversial subjects to increase his listenership.

Surur

RE: So much promise...
Strider_mt2k @ 6/9/2005 11:21:05 AM # Q
RE: So much promise...
The_Voice_of_Reason @ 6/9/2005 12:06:43 PM # Q
Please put all of us "trolls" in your Will to inherit your stockpile of TH55s.

No TH55 for you! Now get out!




I did leave you a dented can of peas though, Mike.



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Sony CLIE UX100: 128 MB real RAM, OLED screen. All the PDA anyone really ever wanted.
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The Palm Economy = Communism
The Great Palm Swindle: http://www.palminfocenter.com/comment_view.asp?ID=7864#108038

RE: So much promise...
mikecane @ 6/9/2005 12:35:58 PM # Q
>>>I did leave you a dented can of peas though, Mike.

Are they all dented? That would explain you: Powered By Botulism.

Suer (I like that phonetic typo; it's fitting!) -- laugh now about FRAM in POS devices, but make sure you return here when all of your PPCs have it too!

I look forward to Jason Dunn's Commentary about it. I expect it to be very much like Kirvin's.

From crickets to locusts
mikecane @ 6/9/2005 12:45:24 PM # Q
http://www.allaboutpalm.com/forum/showthread.php?t=44

-- I expect you to register, VoR. This should be as exciting as the old Roller Derby...

RE: So much promise...
The_Voice_of_Reason @ 6/9/2005 9:41:26 PM # Q
The_Voice_of_Reason, you do not have permission to access this page. This could be due to one of several reasons:

Your user account may not have sufficient privileges to access this page. Are you trying to edit someone else's post, access administrative features or some other privileged system?
If you are trying to post, the administrator may have disabled your account, or it may be awaiting activation.



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Sony CLIE UX100: 128 MB real RAM, OLED screen. All the PDA anyone really ever wanted.
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The Palm Economy = Communism
The Great Palm Swindle: http://www.palminfocenter.com/comment_view.asp?ID=7864#108038

RE: So much promise...
mikecane @ 6/9/2005 9:56:02 PM # Q
W-h-a-t?

Is that here at PIC or at AAP?

Questions for Michael Mace
The_Voice_of_Reason @ 6/9/2005 10:04:35 PM # Q
Ummmmmm... how could I have posted to PIC if my account wasn't active? [I'll have what Mr. Cane is smoking, please.]

I couldn't log in to Ewan's site to post my questions. Still, I'd like to see Michael Mace answer the questions that were posed in this thread:

http://www.palminfocenter.com/comment_view.asp?ID=7873#108654




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Sony CLIE UX100: 128 MB real RAM, OLED screen. All the PDA anyone really ever wanted.
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The Palm Economy = Communism
The Great Palm Swindle: http://www.palminfocenter.com/comment_view.asp?ID=7864#108038

RE: So much promise...
mikecane @ 6/10/2005 1:29:36 PM # Q
What are *you* ingesting, that your reply is as vague as the post I questioned? Let me put it to you in the form of a list:

1) Did you try to register to post at AAP?
2) Are you implying that they killed your account?
3) Are you implying that their reg system has a block against anyone regging with your handle?
4) Shall we send in Gekko to try? (I won't bother!)
5) Are we at war with EastAsia or EurAsia?

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Vaporware

The Voice of Doubt @ 5/31/2005 3:52:58 PM # Q
<<< Q2. Does PalmSource still intend to ship the Cobalt OS?

PalmSource: Yes, we definitely have licensees working with it. GSPDA publicly said they are going to ship a Cobalt phone. We can't discuss the confidential plans of our licensees, however. >>


LOL.

Like when will Cobalt REALLY come out? Around the time of the next ice age?

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RE: Vaporware
The_Voice_of_Reason @ 5/31/2005 4:00:23 PM # Q
This PDA site is only big enough for one "Voice". Time for you to move along, Bubba.


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Press release: CUPERTINO, California February 11, 2005 Apple announced today that Steve Jobs will begin selling his own feces to Apple Cultists beginning March 1. Apple's new iPoo lineup is expected to easily surpass the iPod shuffle as the company's most popular product. Yes, Apple Cultists can already easily create their own iPoo, but feces didn't seem cool until Jobs told them it was cool. Remember, kids: the ONLY cool feces is Jobs' highly individualistic, rebellious iPoo (coming soon in six different colors/flavors, including the red [hematochezia] and black [melena] U2 GI bleed model)

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Sony CLIE UX100: 128 MB real RAM, OLED screen. All the PDA anyone really ever wanted.
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The Palm Economy = Communism
The Great Palm Swindle: http://www.palminfocenter.com/comment_view.asp?ID=7864#108038

RE: Vaporware
dagwud @ 5/31/2005 4:36:37 PM # Q
Yes, but at least the Voice of Doubt isn't flinging iPoo around all the time.

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RE: Vaporware
The_Voice_of_Reason @ 5/31/2005 4:38:46 PM # Q
If the iPoo sticks...


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Press release: CUPERTINO, California February 11, 2005 Apple announced today that Steve Jobs will begin selling his own feces to Apple Cultists beginning March 1. Apple's new iPoo lineup is expected to easily surpass the iPod shuffle as the company's most popular product. Yes, Apple Cultists can already easily create their own iPoo, but feces didn't seem cool until Jobs told them it was cool. Remember, kids: the ONLY cool feces is Jobs' highly individualistic, rebellious iPoo (coming soon in six different colors/flavors, including the red [hematochezia] and black [melena] U2 GI bleed model)

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Sony CLIE UX100: 128 MB real RAM, OLED screen. All the PDA anyone really ever wanted.
------------------------

The Palm Economy = Communism
The Great Palm Swindle: http://www.palminfocenter.com/comment_view.asp?ID=7864#108038

RE: Vaporware
Admin @ 5/31/2005 4:51:35 PM # Q
speaking of the iPoo, I'd like to make a polite request that you change/remove it. It really disrupts the flow of the threads here and adds distraction.

-Ryan

RE: Vaporware
Gekko @ 5/31/2005 6:44:00 PM # Q
>speaking of the iPoo, I'd like to make a polite request that you change/remove it. It really disrupts the flow of the threads here and adds distraction.

AMEN.

RE: Vaporware
palmdoc88 @ 5/31/2005 7:23:56 PM # Q
Not to mention its a tad disgusting ;)

T3 & T5 user
RE: Vaporware
dagwud @ 5/31/2005 9:55:54 PM # Q
Every once in awhile, "a tad disgusting" is good for a laugh. But even a good joke can be over used.

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RE: Vaporware
ChiA @ 5/31/2005 10:37:18 PM # Q
>speaking of the iPoo, I'd like to make a polite request that you change/remove it. It really disrupts the flow of the threads here and adds distraction.

>AMEN.

Yea, it's time that floater got flushed away!

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- General Dwight D. Eisenhower

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PalmSource: Deliver the goods. Please.

The_Voice_of_Reason @ 5/31/2005 3:49:13 PM # Q
Enough with the vaporware, already. We've already heard the same B.S. about Cobalt also "coming real soon now" and last I checked the only place you could find Cobalt was on a custom Tungsten T 3 "borrowed" from a Palm engineer.

Now we're supposed to erase the references to Cobalt and insert PalmLinux? Puh-leeese. Based on what I've seen, the PalmLinux deadline will just keep slipping and slipping until no one cares anymore. PalmOS 5 will be into revision 5.7x before PalmLinux is even stable enough to start beta testing on real devices. I'd love to be on the beta team for this BiotchOS. Nagel: Call me.

;-O


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Press release: CUPERTINO, California February 11, 2005 Apple announced today that Steve Jobs will begin selling his own feces to Apple Cultists beginning March 1. Apple's new iPoo lineup is expected to easily surpass the iPod shuffle as the company's most popular product. Yes, Apple Cultists can already easily create their own iPoo, but feces didn't seem cool until Jobs told them it was cool. Remember, kids: the ONLY cool feces is Jobs' highly individualistic, rebellious iPoo (coming soon in six different colors/flavors, including the red [hematochezia] and black [melena] U2 GI bleed model)

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Sony CLIE UX100: 128 MB real RAM, OLED screen. All the PDA anyone really ever wanted.
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The Palm Economy = Communism
The Great Palm Swindle: http://www.palminfocenter.com/comment_view.asp?ID=7864#108038

RE: PalmSource: Deliver the goods. Please.
cervezas @ 5/31/2005 4:13:14 PM # Q
"last I checked the only place you could find Cobalt was on a custom Tungsten T 3 "borrowed" from a Palm engineer"

Nope. We were playing around with one from Oswin Technology at the DevCon. Ryan's going to throw up a link to my report about it in a bit, so I won't steal his thunder. It's nice. It's got the smallest QVGA screen I have ever seen anywhere. The phone itself is just over 2" wide.

In any case, I don't think the slow delivery of Cobalt devices has any relevance to the delivery time we can expect for Palm OS Linux devices. There are a lot of reasons why Cobalt has been slow to market, some of which no one here (myself included) is probably aware. But one thing we know is that building your own proprietary kernel as they did meant they also had to build all their own support software and drivers for every chipset and device component. Expensive and time-consuming, and as new hardware is developed you have to keep pedaling to keep up with the support software. That probably worries the vendors.

What's killer about Palm OS/Linux is that this burden is mostly lifted off of PalmSource's shoulders. The drivers and support software are mostly there already and the OSS community develops them quickly when there's something missing. The other thing that makes perfect sense is that PalmSource's commitment to making its Cobalt platform into "middleware" that will run on either the Cobalt microkernel or Linux has increased the demand for the original Cobalt. It's a reassurance that a commitment to Cobalt will not leave licensees hanging when the Palm OS Linux devices come out since PalmSource is paving a smooth transition.

David Beers
Pikesoft Mobile Computing
www.pikesoft.com

RE: PalmSource: Deliver the goods. Please.
The_Voice_of_Reason @ 5/31/2005 4:37:26 PM # Q
I didn't see their stand. Where were they located?


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Press release: CUPERTINO, California February 11, 2005 Apple announced today that Steve Jobs will begin selling his own feces to Apple Cultists beginning March 1. Apple's new iPoo lineup is expected to easily surpass the iPod shuffle as the company's most popular product. Yes, Apple Cultists can already easily create their own iPoo, but feces didn't seem cool until Jobs told them it was cool. Remember, kids: the ONLY cool feces is Jobs' highly individualistic, rebellious iPoo (coming soon in six different colors/flavors, including the red [hematochezia] and black [melena] U2 GI bleed model)

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Sony CLIE UX100: 128 MB real RAM, OLED screen. All the PDA anyone really ever wanted.
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The Palm Economy = Communism
The Great Palm Swindle: http://www.palminfocenter.com/comment_view.asp?ID=7864#108038

RE: PalmSource: Deliver the goods. Please.
cervezas @ 5/31/2005 4:39:46 PM # Q
"I didn't see their stand. Where were they located?"

I talked to them in lab. AFAIK they didn't have a booth in the expo hall. This device is made to run multiple OSes and I think they're having to do a little dance with regard to announcements until the ink is dry with the various vendors. But I know several developers who bought these devices from the Oswin guys during the conference. The one I played with was running on Cingular.

David Beers
Pikesoft Mobile Computing
www.pikesoft.com

RE: PalmSource: Deliver the goods. Please.
Token User @ 5/31/2005 4:43:00 PM # Q
They were 'on display' in the bottom of a locked filing cabinet stuck in a disused lavatory with a sign on the door saying 'Beware of the leopard'.

~ "Don't be too proud of this technological terror you've constructed." - DV ~
RE: PalmSource: Deliver the goods. Please.
Foo Fighter @ 5/31/2005 5:25:12 PM # Q
>> "PalmSource's commitment to making its Cobalt platform into "middleware" that will run on either the Cobalt microkernel or Linux has increased the demand for the original Cobalt. It's a reassurance that a commitment to Cobalt will not leave licensees hanging when the Palm OS Linux devices come out since PalmSource is paving a smooth transition."

Well I'm certainly glad to hear that because they've all but Osborned the OS by moving to Linux. If they make this a seamless transition that won't leave Cobalt development out to pasture, that could restore sagging confidence in the long term vitality of PalmOS. Let's hope they execute wisely.

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RE: PalmSource: Deliver the goods. Please.
The_Voice_of_Reason @ 5/31/2005 6:46:42 PM # Q
They were 'on display' in the bottom of a locked filing cabinet stuck in a disused lavatory with a sign on the door saying 'Beware of the leopard'.

Bull. That's where PalmLinux was "on display".



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Press release: CUPERTINO, California February 11, 2005 Apple announced today that Steve Jobs will begin selling his own feces to Apple Cultists beginning March 1. Apple's new iPoo lineup is expected to easily surpass the iPod shuffle as the company's most popular product. Yes, Apple Cultists can already easily create their own iPoo, but feces didn't seem cool until Jobs told them it was cool. Remember, kids: the ONLY cool feces is Jobs' highly individualistic, rebellious iPoo (coming soon in six different colors/flavors, including the red [hematochezia] and black [melena] U2 GI bleed model)

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Sony CLIE UX100: 128 MB real RAM, OLED screen. All the PDA anyone really ever wanted.
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The Palm Economy = Communism
The Great Palm Swindle: http://www.palminfocenter.com/comment_view.asp?ID=7864#108038

RE: PalmSource: Deliver the goods. Please.
Gekko @ 5/31/2005 6:56:15 PM # Q

Here's a pic of where Cobalt was on "display" -

http://tinyurl.com/cx7ar



RE: PalmSource: Deliver the goods. Please.
cervezas @ 5/31/2005 7:08:25 PM # Q
Voice of Reason wrote:
Bull. That's where PalmLinux was "on display".

Sheesh. It's a wonder why almost no one who actually takes any interest in Palm OS has any interest in participating in the PIC discussions.

So let's see... PalmSource acquires China MobileSoft in December, five months later shows the Palm PIM apps running without a line of code changed in them on a Linux kernel in front of almost a thousand developers who know what that means (as well as what's ahead), and your conclusion is that they are... what? Hiding it? Failing to execute on it? I have no idea what you're trying to say here. Is there a mental process you can share with us?

David Beers
Pikesoft Mobile Computing
www.pikesoft.com

RE: PalmSource: Deliver the goods. Please.
Foo Fighter @ 5/31/2005 7:45:51 PM # Q
Doh God! That was a priceless pic.

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RE: PalmSource: Deliver the goods. Please.
The_Voice_of_Reason @ 5/31/2005 10:32:02 PM # Q
Sheesh. It's a wonder why almost no one who actually takes any interest in Palm OS has any interest in participating in the PIC discussions.

So let's see... PalmSource acquires China MobileSoft in December, five months later shows the Palm PIM apps running without a line of code changed in them on a Linux kernel in front of almost a thousand developers who know what that means (as well as what's ahead), and your conclusion is that they are... what? Hiding it? Failing to execute on it? I have no idea what you're trying to say here. Is there a mental process you can share with us?

David Beers

Do you remember Apple's display of Copeland? Looked real, didn't it?

David, let us know when PalmLinux has moved beyond "Hello World" proof of concept and moved into doing ALL the things expected of a modern OS. As PalmSource found out (and is still finding out) with Cobalt, it's one thing to create a basic framework, but the devil is in the details. If they can produce a version of PalmLinux worthy of inclusion on a SHIPPING device by June, 2006, I'll be the first to congratulate them. Ain't gonna happen. Too many details. Not enough time. Solly Cholly.




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Press release: CUPERTINO, California February 11, 2005 Apple announced today that Steve Jobs will begin selling his own feces to Apple Cultists beginning March 1. Apple's new iPoo lineup is expected to easily surpass the iPod shuffle as the company's most popular product. Yes, Apple Cultists can already easily create their own iPoo, but feces didn't seem cool until Jobs told them it was cool. Remember, kids: the ONLY cool feces is Jobs' highly individualistic, rebellious iPoo (coming soon in six different colors/flavors, including the red [hematochezia] and black [melena] U2 GI bleed model)

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Sony CLIE UX100: 128 MB real RAM, OLED screen. All the PDA anyone really ever wanted.
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The Palm Economy = Communism
The Great Palm Swindle: http://www.palminfocenter.com/comment_view.asp?ID=7864#108038

RE: PalmSource: Deliver the goods. Please.
cervezas @ 5/31/2005 11:01:24 PM # Q
Sure. Of course the devil is in the details. I just don't see much other than bad mood and nebulous negativity to justify all this certainty that PalmSource will fail. On the other hand there seems like some reasonable basis to judge that Palm OS on Linux is (a) a better idea than Cobalt was, (b) a good idea given where PalmSource stands with Cobalt today, and (c) off to a good start. Even if you believe Cobalt is a complete bust (and I don't) Palm OS on Linux is a good strategy; I say celebrate it and save the whining and handwringing (if you must do these things) for when there are bad decisions.

David Beers
Pikesoft Mobile Computing
www.pikesoft.com

RE: PalmSource: Deliver the goods or S T F U. Please.
The_Voice_of_Reason @ 6/1/2005 12:04:21 AM # Q
Sure. Of course the devil is in the details. I just don't see much other than bad mood and nebulous negativity to justify all this certainty that PalmSource will fail. On the other hand there seems like some reasonable basis to judge that Palm OS on Linux is (a) a better idea than Cobalt was, (b) a good idea given where PalmSource stands with Cobalt today, and (c) off to a good start. Even if you believe Cobalt is a complete bust (and I don't) Palm OS on Linux is a good strategy; I say celebrate it and save the whining and handwringing (if you must do these things) for when there are bad decisions.

David Beers

You must be new here. For years I've been a lone Voice in the wilderness saying Palm should have bitten the bullet and gone with a total rewrite of PalmOS with a UNIX flavor (specifically Linux) as the core. These suggestions brought nothing but wild attacks from many, including several illustrious Palm and PalmSource employees here and in a few other venues.

http://www.palminfocenter.com/view_story.asp?ID=7359

http://www.palminfocentre.com/comment_view.asp?ID=7258

As usual, everything I said was right.

PalmLinux would have been a visionary shift of the Palm platform if only it had been completed three years ago. As it stands in 2005 - 06, PalmLinux is nothing more than a desperate "Hail Mary" pass with no time left on the clock. Ask yourself this: if you were a talented coder looking for a place to work, would you choose PalmSource at this point in time? Do you speak Cantonese?

Solly Cholly


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Press release: CUPERTINO, California February 11, 2005 Apple announced today that Steve Jobs will begin selling his own feces to Apple Cultists beginning March 1. Apple's new iPoo lineup is expected to easily surpass the iPod shuffle as the company's most popular product. Yes, Apple Cultists can already easily create their own iPoo, but feces didn't seem cool until Jobs told them it was cool. Remember, kids: the ONLY cool feces is Jobs' highly individualistic, rebellious iPoo (coming soon in six different colors/flavors, including the red [hematochezia] and black [melena] U2 GI bleed model)

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Sony CLIE UX100: 128 MB real RAM, OLED screen. All the PDA anyone really ever wanted.
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The Palm Economy = Communism
The Great Palm Swindle: http://www.palminfocenter.com/comment_view.asp?ID=7864#108038

RE: PalmSource: Deliver the goods. Please.
cervezas @ 6/1/2005 10:09:24 AM # Q
Ask yourself this: if you were a talented coder looking for a place to work, would you choose PalmSource at this point in time?

Funny you should ask! That's less hypothetical than you might suppose. *g*

In my book, PalmSource (and palmOne) have the best minds in mobile platform development anywhere. They also have the best pedigree to build on. And yeah, this would be a very exciting time to get involved with the OS as a developer.

Being the best doesn't mean you necessarily win in the marketplace (or that you never make mistakes) and PalmSource has some serious challenges ahead. But I feel pretty confident that they will continue to be an important player for years to come. Recent developments (the Palm OS Linux decision and the CMS acquisition) have made me more not less confident.

David Beers
Pikesoft Mobile Computing
www.pikesoft.com

RE: PalmSource: Deliver the goods. Please.
Surur @ 6/1/2005 10:46:18 AM # Q
I notice you haven't quite made up your mind yourself however (or your website is seriously outdated).

Other OS platforms may excel in handling email or voice communication, but they fall short in one or more of the areas just listed. If these factors aren't that important to you, don't rule out the other options. But for the remainder of the article I will assume that you consider these to be important factors for your purposes.

Palm OS or PocketPC, then
... Stay tuned! ...

David Beers
Pikesoft Mobile Computing

http://www.pikesoft.com/bizfaq/palm_pocketpc_or_laptop_pc_part_ii.htm

Surur

RE: PalmSource: Deliver the goods. Please.
mikecane @ 6/1/2005 11:03:23 AM # Q
>>>Is there a mental process you can share with us?

Hahahahaha. You poor sap. You wouldn't want it!

RE: PalmSource: Deliver the goods. Please.
cervezas @ 6/1/2005 12:24:29 PM # Q
Surer wrote:
I notice you haven't quite made up your mind yourself however (or your website is seriously outdated).

Heh, yeah I never did finish that, did I? The truth is I develop on Palm, Windows Mobile (.NET), and Java (J2ME and SuperWaba). I steer clients toward Palm when I can because I find the users are happiest with this. Some require Windows or have existing Pocket PC apps they want me to maintain so I do a little of that. And some have mixed device environments or just want to be able to support users on both Palm and Pocket PC, so that's where the Java comes in.

At heart I'm a Palm enthusiast, but as an independent contractor who doesn't have a lot of time or money to spend on marketing I compensate by being flexible and adaptable to a variety of different kinds of mobile projects.

David Beers
Pikesoft Mobile Computing
www.pikesoft.com

RE: PalmSource: Deliver the goods. Please.
eston @ 6/1/2005 3:29:30 PM # Q
How is J2ME/SuperWaba development? I've been wanting to try it.

..: eston
http://www.hyalineskies.com/
RE: PalmSource: Deliver the goods. Please.
cervezas @ 6/1/2005 5:43:09 PM # Q
SuperWaba is very nice. Best Java language VM around for Palm and Windows Mobile apps. J2ME (MIDP anyway) is pretty crappy since you've got minimal control over what your GUI is actually going to look like. It's not really acceptable for anything but simple form applications or games.

Still it's kind of cool that you can write MIDP apps for a sub-$100 ruggedized Nextel phone that do realtime GPS.

David Beers
Pikesoft Mobile Computing
www.pikesoft.com

RE: PalmSource: Deliver the goods. Please.
The_Voice_of_Reason @ 6/1/2005 11:57:31 PM # Q
>>>Is there a mental process you can share with us?

Hahahahaha. You poor sap. You wouldn't want it!

This coming from a verified NAMBLA member? Cane, you're beyond creepy.



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Press release: CUPERTINO, California February 11, 2005 Apple announced today that Steve Jobs will begin selling his own feces to Apple Cultists beginning March 1. Apple's new iPoo lineup is expected to easily surpass the iPod shuffle as the company's most popular product. Yes, Apple Cultists can already easily create their own iPoo, but feces didn't seem cool until Jobs told them it was cool. Remember, kids: the ONLY cool feces is Jobs' highly individualistic, rebellious iPoo (coming soon in six different colors/flavors, including the red [hematochezia] and black [melena] U2 GI bleed model)

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Sony CLIE UX100: 128 MB real RAM, OLED screen. All the PDA anyone really ever wanted.
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The Palm Economy = Communism
The Great Palm Swindle: http://www.palminfocenter.com/comment_view.asp?ID=7864#108038

RE: PalmSource: Deliver the goods. Please.
mikecane @ 6/2/2005 8:17:04 PM # Q
NAMBLA? Getting rather desperate there, aren't you, iPooBoy?

How is the ex and the kiddies in Michigan? I keep asking, and you keep acting like they never happened (although I'm sure they've been wishing *you* never happened...).

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New PSRC Fearless Leader - What a SCHMO

Gekko @ 5/31/2005 6:39:33 PM # Q

Tak a look at this schmo. Another Apple-reject. And a friggin "bachelor's degree in psychology from Clark University".

http://www.palmsource.com/about/exec_team.html

My Prediction? MORE FAILURE.



RE: New PSRC CEO - give him a chance
The_Voice_of_Reason @ 5/31/2005 6:51:40 PM # Q
Actually, he has more credibility than most members of Palm's Executive board. The people the Palm Companies have brought on board over the past few months (with the notable exception of P閜 Gass閑) have what it takes to turn things around.


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Press release: CUPERTINO, California February 11, 2005 Apple announced today that Steve Jobs will begin selling his own feces to Apple Cultists beginning March 1. Apple's new iPoo lineup is expected to easily surpass the iPod shuffle as the company's most popular product. Yes, Apple Cultists can already easily create their own iPoo, but feces didn't seem cool until Jobs told them it was cool. Remember, kids: the ONLY cool feces is Jobs' highly individualistic, rebellious iPoo (coming soon in six different colors/flavors, including the red [hematochezia] and black [melena] U2 GI bleed model)

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Sony CLIE UX100: 128 MB real RAM, OLED screen. All the PDA anyone really ever wanted.
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The Palm Economy = Communism
The Great Palm Swindle: http://www.palminfocenter.com/comment_view.asp?ID=7864#108038

RE: New PSRC Fearless Leader - What a SCHMO
Gekko @ 5/31/2005 6:57:52 PM # Q

No. I guarantee you that they will F the whole thing up even worse than it is already (if that's possible).

It's too late for Palm. They're already in a death spiral.



RE: New PSRC CEO
The_Voice_of_Reason @ 5/31/2005 7:07:58 PM # Q
You may be right, but I'm giving them the benefit of the doubt. It's probably physically impossible for ANYONE to mess things up more than Yankowski, et. al.


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Press release: CUPERTINO, California February 11, 2005 Apple announced today that Steve Jobs will begin selling his own feces to Apple Cultists beginning March 1. Apple's new iPoo lineup is expected to easily surpass the iPod shuffle as the company's most popular product. Yes, Apple Cultists can already easily create their own iPoo, but feces didn't seem cool until Jobs told them it was cool. Remember, kids: the ONLY cool feces is Jobs' highly individualistic, rebellious iPoo (coming soon in six different colors/flavors, including the red [hematochezia] and black [melena] U2 GI bleed model)

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Sony CLIE UX100: 128 MB real RAM, OLED screen. All the PDA anyone really ever wanted.
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The Palm Economy = Communism
The Great Palm Swindle: http://www.palminfocenter.com/comment_view.asp?ID=7864#108038

RE: New PSRC Fearless Leader - What a SCHMO
mikecane @ 6/1/2005 11:05:17 AM # Q
>>>You may be right, but I'm giving them the benefit of the doubt.

New meds? Or is this the Sybil personality speaking now?

http://tinyurl.com/7jou8

RE: New PSRC Fearless Leader - What a SCHMO
Masamune @ 6/1/2005 3:16:13 PM # Q
Unusually upbeat for TVoR - still anything's got to be better than "Dr" Nagel.

RE: New PSRC Fearless Leader - What a SCHMO
Gekko @ 6/1/2005 6:26:27 PM # Q

Can someone dig up a link or at least provide the truth on what Nagel's PhD is in? Is it really Psychology?????????

Nagel and his degrees
ChiA @ 6/1/2005 10:45:11 PM # Q
http://www.palmone.com/us/company/pr/2001/082701.html

This is an ironic link to find but from towards the bottom of this press release:

He holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in engineering and a doctorate in experimental psychology, all from the University of California, Los Angeles.

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"What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight it抯 the size of the fight in the dog"
- General Dwight D. Eisenhower

Who said Nagel was out of work?
ChiA @ 6/1/2005 11:11:55 PM # Q
Follow this link, then scroll down until you see his name and then click it for the full info. Note when he became a director of this company. His appointment seems to have been kept quiet, not even the company's website had anything to say about his appointment or his role as a director!

Here's a tantalising morsel
David C Nagel, Ph.D.
Director at Tessera Technologies, Inc.
TECHNOLOGY / SEMICONDUCTORS
Director since May 2005

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"What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight it抯 the size of the fight in the dog"
- General Dwight D. Eisenhower

Re: Who said Nagel's out of work?
ChiA @ 6/1/2005 11:36:59 PM # Q
Sorry I forgot to put the link, that's me losing the plot!
The good news is I've made a direct link to the statement:

http://tinyurl.com/9rpcf

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"What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight it抯 the size of the fight in the dog"
- General Dwight D. Eisenhower

David Nagel's board positions
cervezas @ 6/1/2005 11:50:31 PM # Q
So what's your point? He's on a bunch of different boards. He said he's going into semi-retirement. Being on some boards of directors is a fairly common thing to do when you retire from a CEO position. I don't know all the reasons for Nagel's decision to resign, but I'm aware of some personal ones. Give the guy a break and let's move on.

David Beers
Pikesoft Mobile Computing
www.pikesoft.com

RE: New PSRC Fearless Leader - What a SCHMO
mikecane @ 6/2/2005 8:19:56 PM # Q
>>>Give the guy a break and let's move on.

Yes. Let's give him a break. Now be so good as to ask him to get in range and stand still, will you?

It's amazing that one iPoo-shilling cretin singles out Gassee as a liability to PSource. Last I saw, Gassee was a person who DELIVERED A REAL OS. It's not his fault that the bits of it Palm bought were eventually abused into Copland, The Sequel.

A refersher course in Nagel's OSville
mikecane @ 6/2/2005 8:29:14 PM # Q
Mac's new OS: Seven years in the making

http://tinyurl.com/7vrcb

And the second lesson to "refersh" you
mikecane @ 6/2/2005 8:33:05 PM # Q
At Palm, a slice of Apple

Former Apple executive David Nagel says he's learned from his days in Cupertino, Calif., and plans to put that experience to work to avoid making the near-fatal mistakes committed by the Mac maker.

As CEO of Palm's operating system unit, Nagel faces many of the same challenges he grappled with at Apple: modernizing an operating system, switching to a new chip architecture, and trying to compete with Microsoft.

http://news.com.com/2008-1082-828453.html

Cane: Edumacate yourself about BeOS and P閜 Gass閑
The_Voice_of_Reason @ 6/3/2005 1:48:01 AM # Q
>>>Give the guy a break and let's move on.

Yes. Let's give him a break. Now be so good as to ask him to get in range and stand still, will you?

It's amazing that one iPoo-shilling cretin singles out Gassee as a liability to PSource. Last I saw, Gassee was a person who DELIVERED A REAL OS. It's not his fault that the bits of it Palm bought were eventually abused into Copland, The Sequel.

P閜 Gass閑 is a useless fop who's legacy is letting greed get in the way of Be becoming the basis of MacOS in the late 90s. He tried to screw Apple when they were desperate but got sodomized by the market instead. Just what he deserved. eVilla, anyone?

http://macspeedzone.com/archive/art/con/be.shtml

This slimeball then went on to file (and win!) a BOGUS suit against Microsoft (their complaint basically was that Microsoft didn't allow Be to compete in the OS market, if you can Be-lieve it.* Capitalism and freedom of choice apparently don't mean much when judges make decisions in cases were Microsoft is the defendent...)

http://www.computerworld.com/softwaretopics/os/story/0,10801,84831,00.html

P閜 made around $23 million in the lawsuit and another $10 million when he got his old Apple cronies at Palm to buy Be's useless IP. $33 million for a company that did pi$$ all in the market. Not bad, but a far cry from the $125 million he could easily have squeezed out of Apple 8 years ago.


* February 19, 2001桞e Incorporated (Nasdaq: BEOS) announced today it has filed suit against Microsoft Corporation for the destruction of Be抯 business resulting from the anticompetitive business practices of Microsoft. The lawsuit alleges, among other claims, that Microsoft harmed Be through a series of illegal exclusionary and anticompetitive acts designed to maintain its monopoly in the Intel-compatible PC operating system market and created exclusive dealing arrangements with PC OEMs prohibiting the sale of PCs with multiple preinstalled operating systems.

Nice P閜. Sue Microsoft when you run out of money and have ZERO likelihood of ever shipping a real product using BeOS.

TVoR


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Sony CLIE UX100: 128 MB real RAM, OLED screen. All the PDA anyone really ever wanted.
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The Palm Economy = Communism
The Great Palm Swindle: http://www.palminfocenter.com/comment_view.asp?ID=7864#108038

RE: New PSRC Fearless Leader - What a SCHMO
mikecane @ 6/3/2005 12:40:11 PM # Q
Gee, and the judge or jurors or whoever came down on the side of Gassee were just deluded mopes, right? Educate *yourself* about MS's if-we-can't-create-it-let's-steal-it and if-we-can't-beat-it-let's-crush-it "ethics."

I await the next melee of lawsuits regarding just exactly how MS got so many Smurfphone licensees. (Alas, since these are mainly furriners who are used to bribery and other cheap inducements, we will probably never know.)

RE: New PSRC Fearless Leader - What a SCHMO
ChiA @ 6/3/2005 12:46:46 PM # Q
cervezas said:
So what's your point? He's on a bunch of different boards. He said he's going into semi-retirement. Being on some boards of directors is a fairly common thing to do when you retire from a CEO position. I don't know all the reasons for Nagel's decision to resign, but I'm aware of some personal ones. Give the guy a break and let's move on.

He as a director has a double duty to the shareholders and the employees of the company, neither of whom -unlike him- are likely to have any parachute should the company go belly up.
A good example of this is the collapse of Rover cars in the UK:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/4574603.stm
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/4006049.stm

There is one disturbing similarity with PalmSource in that commentators have said Rover was producing cars nobody wanted and had failed to come up with new designs. Palmsource has produced an operating system few, if any PDA/Smartphone manufacturers want to use. The only thing keeping PalmSource alive is PalmOne and it's use of Garnet.

My point is that while I can feel sorry for him that he lost his job I can't feel too sorry for him: he is moving on and with his golden parachute his household's highly unlikely to be going hungry...

Also note what Sir Digby Jones, Director-General of the Confederation of British Industry, had to say about John Towers, the boss of the company which ran Rover:
The issue is - he supervised not just failure, but very worrying failure, involving thousands of people. And that to me means that he should really be looking at his own conscience."

I'll just add that it's not uncommon for an individual to be on the board of executive directors of several companies, and usually well before their retirement is due too.


"What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight it抯 the size of the fight in the dog" - Dwight D. Eisenhower

Microsoft hatred. Why people? Why? Kumbayah, Kumbayah...
The_Voice_of_Reason @ 6/3/2005 9:56:48 PM # Q
Gee, and the judge or jurors or whoever came down on the side of Gassee were just deluded mopes, right?

No, they just like to hate powerful, big corporations like Microsoft. Even a brainwashe Apple Cultist like you must see the absurdity of the fanatical hatred of "Micro$oft". Why do people hate Microsoft? Are you jealous, Mikey? Is widdle Mikey jeawous? Awwwww...


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Sony CLIE UX100: 128 MB real RAM, OLED screen. All the PDA anyone really ever wanted.
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The Palm Economy = Communism
The Great Palm Swindle: http://www.palminfocenter.com/comment_view.asp?ID=7864#108038

RE: New PSRC Fearless Leader - What a SCHMO
mikecane @ 6/4/2005 12:41:40 PM # Q
Bill Gates would be the kind of slimebag *you* would hold up as a model to emulate.

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About Linux OS

XmonkeyX @ 6/2/2005 3:31:12 PM # Q
I don't follow PalmSource that much. I was wondering exactly what the plan was for Linux and Palm. Is is going to pretty much look the same, but run a Linux-based code? Or is this going to be a complete (inside AND outside) redesign of the OS since... ever? Also what will running Linux improve for us Palm uses besides some hopefully better hardware? I just wan't a simple explanation of what their future plans are. Anyone? Thanks.
Intro to PalmLinux:
The_Voice_of_Reason @ 6/2/2005 4:35:49 PM # Q
http://www.palminfocenter.com/view_story.asp?ID=7375


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Sony CLIE UX100: 128 MB real RAM, OLED screen. All the PDA anyone really ever wanted.
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The Palm Economy = Communism
The Great Palm Swindle: http://www.palminfocenter.com/comment_view.asp?ID=7864#108038

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Holy Nagelphone, Batman!

mikecane @ 6/3/2005 1:38:27 PM # Q
http://www.geek.com/news/geeknews/2005Jun/bpd20050603030771.htm

-- this should be very interesting!

First Question: Does the G1 From Russia With Love patch work on it?!!?

Second Question: What does Speedy report?

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