Thursday, August 27, 2009
Palm OS no longer supported on Mac OS X
According to some circulating rumors, the next version of Mac's OS X (Snow Leopard) may be dropping Palm OS support. Not surprising since the original Palm OS is a dead operating system. Plus, I'm sure Apple would prefer that people switch to the iPhone.
Among medical professionals, the Palm OS was the dominant PDA operating system several years ago. Why? Because it was simple to use and there were so many medical applications built for the Palm OS. Now, Apple iPhone, RIM BlackBerry, and Microsoft Windows Mobile are the most popular operating systems found on smartphones used by medical professionals. However, Palm webOS and Google Android are starting to catch up quickly.
You can upgrade your Mac to Snow Leopard for $29. You're upgrading from OS X 10.5 to 10.6, so I don't think you're going to see significant changes (you're going from Leopard to Snow Leopard). However, I'm willing to pay $30 for a system upgrade.