on 06-06-2002 6:34, Sushi at Sushi_at_ragingbull.com wrote:
> Respectfully disagree with you and Robert.
And on quite a few points I agree with you, but for a handheld I don't think
any desktop OS of this moment will do, maybe the Newton OS should have been
a desktop OS ?
I think it's a core problem, since at the heart of the Newton is a soup
structure that links anything with just about anything I can't see a desktop
OS taking over for the moment, but who knows...
> The Newt interface works well for both environments, IMHO.
I agree, the more computers become like a Newt the better they'll be.
> The difference, is that the Newt was designed with a pen input
> methodology. Desktop interfaces are designed with a keyboard and mouse
> input methodology.
I tend to be a keyboard person and do most things on an eMate through the
keyboard, you would be surprised how well that works.
> Now I just plug it in to the dock and use my regular monitor, keyboard,
> mouse, etc. The boss pops in the office. She needs me to go to a
> meeting. I just grab my OQO device and go -- I don't have to worry about
> putting my device to sleep to undock it, nor do I have to worry about
> having the files that I need, or the software. Everything that I use is
> contained in the OQO type device.
Cool, I'm planning on using my next PowerBook G4 like that, downside is that
you're walking away with a lot to loose...
> With a device like this, I don't need to buy another handheld device, nor
> another laptop or desktop computer. Saves a lot of money in hardware,
> and software costs. Plus I don't have to sync another thing --
Depends how you'd call it, but you would have to make backups all of the
> On a side note, wouldn't a G3 powered Newt be nice?!
Yes, but not bigger than it is at the moment please ;-)
> Of course, I am sure that Woo would overclock his as well! ;-)
Without a doubt.
> Then again, this list isn't made up of your average user! :-)
I'm sure we all agree with you on that ;-)
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