Tuesday, January 22, 2008

What's Going On With Palm?

I've been a big fan of the Palm OS since I was lucky enough to score a Palm V when I first started at my current employer.  After all, in 1999 they were giving them out like crazy.  The OS is utilitarian, it's easy to use, and it just works.  Lately though, I'm starting to have doubts on how much longer this OS is going to be around. 

Palm (or Access, not sure) finally released a version of the Palm Desktop software that works with Vista.  Roughly 14 months after the release of Vista.  On top of that, they've got this list of disclaimers on the download page:

Palm software disclaimer 1

And this as well:

Palm software disclaimer 2

Definitely not encouraging stuff.  There's more disclaimers than there are features.