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February 06, 2005

Ok I'm finally doing it

I am finally declaring that I hate Palm OS and systems architecture. About 10 years ago I entered the PDA world after purchasing a HP 200LX rather then an early Palm. I decided that the Palm was pedestrian and inefficient to use. My 200LX, while not as small as a Palm, ran DOS applications so I could do almost any work I wanted on it with space being the main limiter.

But then it became a Windows world so I moved up to an HP Jornada 720. It was a good machine but because it has a Strong ARM processor there were very few applications for it.

So then I gave up and got a Palm. A Tungsten E to be exact. I have had this machine for over a year and I can only give you one thing to recommend it, it fits in a shirt pocket. That's pretty sad.

In the time I have had this PDA I have had to hard boot it regularly because so many of my programs conflict. I have found it has a predilection to turning itself on in my handbag and running its battery down to nothing. Oh and if a Palm is completely dead there is no resuscitating it when you are away from your primary computer, because to be revived it has to get an update. And now two of my programs will not communicate and one will not reinstall after failing.

I have written numerous emails to all the companies involved and have found that the primary problem is the OS and architecture. Now that is not to say that there are not individual issues with the software riding on the OS...there is and are and probably always will be since nothing is perfect. But the main problems are embedded in the device and its operating system.

So I will be moving to a something like a Sony U50/U71p or an OQO or something with that form factor that will run Windows. At least I will be making that change as soon as I can afford it. In the mean time I am going back to Moleskin's and what 43 Folders calls a hipster pda. So merrily I march back into the analog world for now, until the digital world of PDA's comes up with something better or I get rich...which ever happens first.

Posted by prolurkr at February 6, 2005 01:13 PM

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