PalmOS 5.0 milestone more of a molehill

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PalmOS 5.0 milestone more of a molehill

Although Palm’s software chief David Nagel hit the right, very cautious note in interviews yesterday – as the company finally released final code for PalmOS 5.0 – the company still can’t resist its bad habit of overselling itself. PalmOS 5.0 is a port of the current OS onto ARM: it isn’t a new OS in any meaningful sense, and already has more than a whiff of obsolesence about it. It’s a placeholder release, and the really big bang won’t happen until next year.

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