I’m living happily with my Palm TX, but I’m already thinking about what comes next. (It would be nice to have a multitasking operating system.)
There has always been a lot of overlap between the Mac and Palm worlds. The original developers were Apple refugees. I know this is facile, but as I look at what has passed and what’s been announced for the future, I start drawing parallels between Apple’s operating systems and Palm’s:
PalmOS 5 is like the classic MacOS – the dead-end culmination of a long series of incremental improvements.
The future Linux-based version of the PalmOS is like OS X – a complete reworking of the system with a proprietary layer on top of an open source foundation.
I hope I’m wrong.