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a title is a curious thing...
written by Granpire viking man on May 05, 2007 23:46
PalmOS or Windows Mobile?
12 members voted in this poll so far
PalmOS
WinMobile
WinCE
SymbianOS
Other
GP2X
I was wondering which you guys think is better?
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faces or a vase?
written by Tom on May 06, 2007 00:01
I can't really compare them as I've only used Palm OS 3.0 and Pocket PC 2002. (that's what Win Mobile used to be called). But I preferred Pocket PC 2002 because there are more emulators...
a title is a curious thing...
written by Granpire viking man on May 06, 2007 00:36
Nowadays I think there's more for PalmOS than WM. By the way, Little John Palm is the best emulator out there! And I would vote for PalmOS if I had a poll.
faces or a vase?
written by Tom on May 06, 2007 04:13
You do have a poll.

I'm pretty sure that wasn't there before...?
a title is a curious thing...
written by Granpire viking man on May 06, 2007 04:23
Yep. Raptorjedi told me how. Why don't you vote? You should keep the chat open more often, So you can talk to others faster. I prefer PalmOS. Come on, admit it, you hate Microsoft . I really love PalmOS for all the massive hordes of free software for it: TCPMP, LJP, CaSTaway, The list goes waaaaaaaaaay on!
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hidden agenda
written by Trad.a on May 09, 2007 20:13
GP2X!
a title is a curious thing...
written by Granpire viking man on May 09, 2007 23:23
Wow! Never heard of that. Looks cool though. Reminds me of the Tapwave Zodiac(running PalmOS), which I hope will be my next handheld. Here's links to both:

www.en.wikipedia.org/wiki/tapwave_Zodiac
www.en.wikipedia.org/wiki/gp2x
faces or a vase?
written by Tom on May 09, 2007 23:36
GP2X ftw.

Also, TCPMP is for Win Mobile too, not sure about the others...
written by Cerebus on Jun 03, 2007 09:50
I voted 'Other' since although I have an old Ipaq h3660 it actually runs Familiar Linux, which annoys the guys in the test dept at work, since they have to have a machine running linux to talk to it
a title is a curious thing...
written by Granpire viking man on Jun 03, 2007 22:04
Linux? Can it run Linux Prorograms or just ones for the Ipaq?
written by Qeniheru on Jun 03, 2007 23:27
PalmOS. I loved all the fun stuff I have had on the Palms I have owned, even though today, the ones I have are pretty ancient.
written by Cerebus on Jun 04, 2007 19:40
well yes and no, it can run linux programs that are cross-compiled for the ipaq, there are a lot of different things now compiled and ready to run for the ipaq.

However it's still very much an experimental thing, some ipaqs won't run linux without a lot of work, others have problems with not having a lot of space left after install, especially the older ones.

If you are interested the Familiar Linux project on handhelds.org would be the best place to start
hello there
written by Duskesko on Jun 13, 2007 10:41
i have to confess that i really don't know.

however, i do think i should mention that all of this really just depends. it depends on the hardware, it depends on what a person wants in a mobile package.

that said, i can already mark any generic microsoft OS of the list of "effective handheld OSes." microsoft likes to make their operating systems do everything kinda good and not be flexible enough to do one or two things really good. (obvious exceptions for mobile music/video players that use microsoft's mobile media player)

and THAT of course leads us straight into the flexibility of linux in its many many forms and its open source nature that allows it to be honed to do certain tasks very VERY well.

i guess what i'm getting at is that i dont have a favorite, but i think a linux kernel with the appropriate packages could make any handheld suit a persons unique needs far better than a generic "do it all" OS could.

if you find yourself with a handheld machine, try and find a linux dist that will do what you want to do.
written by Cerebus on Jun 14, 2007 19:48
Which is why I use Familiar/Opie on my ipaq 3660, flexible enough that I can port certain essentials for work, perhaps the 3660 isn't the best machine to run Linux on, since it has built in memory problems, unless one has access to an expansion sleeve, however it's more of a testbed than a workhorse.

Now if only I could get Nice to run on it........
a title is a curious thing...
written by Granpire viking man on Jun 14, 2007 22:24
Can you get Noctis working using Windows Mobile with a DOS emulator? Then that might convince me to get a Windows Mobile device.
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