Re: [vox-tech] palm questions
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Re: [vox-tech] palm questions
I had the original palm, kept it for 5ish years, then upgraded to a palm III
for the better (brighter) screen (about 2yrs). Bought a handspring visor
(don't know which model but it cost $149, dropped my palm III (hard) about 2
months ago), been sorta unhappy with how fast its going thru batteries.
As an aside there is a neat app called omniremote
(http://www.pacificneotek.com/omnisw.htm) that lets you turn your
palm/handspring into a universal remote for tv/vcr/stereo...
And there is palmVNC and top gun ssh, but I don't know how you'd palmVNC to
run over/thru top gun ssh
----- Original Message -----
From: "Peter Jay Salzman" <email@example.com>
Sent: Tuesday, January 08, 2002 3:24 PM
Subject: Re: [vox-tech] palm questions
> begin William Kendrick <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> > On Tue, Jan 08, 2002 at 12:04:20PM -0800, Richard S. Crawford wrote:
> > > I've successfully updated my OS from 3.5 to 3.5.1. I know that PalmOS
> > > is available now and that you can upgrade it.
> > The actual _ability_ to upgrade, and the highest version you can upgrade
> > to, may be an issue, though. :^/
> > Pete - what kind of Palm device do you have? If I recall, it wasn't
> > even a Palm III, was it? (Maybe I'm confusing you with another friend I
> > know who's had a Palm for a while.)
> i currently have a palm (the original) and an agenda. the agenda is
> really too hard to use for a pda. it's fun to hack on, and i've built
> custom root filesystems for it, but at the end of the day, i think it's
> too much of a toy, not enough of a pda.
> i'm thinking of switching back to palm. my current palm needs to be
> recalibrated every week; i think it's losing its marbles. i'd like to
> replace it before it fails completely. it has served me well for a
> very, very long time.
> the palm VIIx is selling for 200 bucks, and it comes with wireless
> communications hardware. the basic service is 10/month. i think what
> would absolutely sell me would be if i can have an ssh client on the
> palm. otherwise, wireless communication won't mean much if i can't get
> into dirac.org.
> i made a gnumeric spread sheet comparing and contrasting the different
> pda. it's ironic that the linux PDA's are the most expensive. with
> the exception of the agenda, of course. but frankly, i don't really
> need all the powerful hardware that comes with the linux pda's. when it
> comes down to it, coolness != usability.
> i have contacts. i have a schedule. being able to sync "ical" with a
> pda schedule is worth more than color, hires screen and audio capability
> put together.
> > FYI, there's a Palm Users Group (PUG) in Sacramento.
> > I don't know much about them (although I met someone from there at
> > the Sharp Zaurus Symposium, actually!), but I'm sure a quick web search
> > will find them, and they probably have a support mailing-list not unlike
> > vox-tech.
> > > I think I recall hearing that PalmOS is open-source,
> > I'm fairly certain this is not true. :^/
> > > which is one of the
> > > reasons why there are so many PDAs running it. But I've never
> > > mess around with it.
> > Nope... licensing deals. :) Handspring and IBM pay/paid Palm for
> > the ability to include PalmOS on their devices.
> > -bill!
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