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CNET News: Is Linux Palm's Savior?

May 25, 2005, 14:30 (2 Talkback[s])
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"The deliberately simple nature of the Palm operating system was so inspiring to Rick Broida that in 1997 he started a magazine, Tap, dedicated to devices using the handheld OS.

"Long a fan of the handhelds and OS, the Commerce Township, Mich., freelance writer has watched both decline over the years following inventory problems and a cooling of the once-hot handheld market. Hardware maker PalmOne remains the market leader, but the OS company, PalmSource, is, as one analyst put it, "a company in transition with a risky strategy...'"

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