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It’s no secret that Palm has been struggling for a few years now. Despite the hard times, when Jon Rubinstein came on board as Palm's executive chairman in charge of product development in 2007, he felt that Palm could still manage a comeback. During his storied nine-year stint at Apple, Rubinstein led the development of products such as the iMac and the iPod, so it seemed that Palm had placed the right person in the right position. When Rubinstein came on board, Palm was already working on a new OS that would be a foundation for a wide range of mobile tools. In less than a month, we’ll see the debut of this new OS and all of Rubinstein's efforts at CES. We should also see the first of a family... Read more...
Some folks would argue that trying to use any of today's existing operating systems on a netbook or nettop PC is like trying to stick a Porsche engine into a Volkswagon Beetle. It can be done, but it's not really the best use of the engine or the car. These days, netbooks and nettops tend to come with either Windows XP or Linux installed on them. Low-powered systems might struggle with Windows; and even those units that have the necessary horsepower, typically can't utilize the full functionality of the OS and chew up precious hard drive space with the bloated OS. Linux installs can be streamlined to take up less hard drive space, but Linux is not the most user-friendly OS available--and the... Read more...