September 13, 2003 by Allen George
And The world Today
I’m not surprised that SCO has no idea what’s happening with its own code. To be very honest, the entire history of *nix-like operating systems is extremely murky and filled with code forks, releases et al. I would not be surprised if SCO doesn’t have an accurate record of where (under what license) some of its code is. I mean, with a codebase that old, I’m sure large portions were writeen _waay_ before RCS/CVS or any form of VCS.
At any rate, I’ve been following the rumored specs of the upcoming Tungstens with some interest. As far as I can tell the original Tungsten T is not a good buy for me. With only 16MB of RAM, OS 5.0, a loose slider (in comp. to the T2), and possible digitizer drift – I don’t want to spend a hunk of cash on it.
I _would_ be interested in buying the Tungsten T2 if the price of a new model fell to $350 Cdn (approx 245 USD). The slider is a lot tighter, there have been a large number of bug fixes to the OS, the screen is better, it has 32MB of RAM and more…
What about the Tungsten E? That’s a wild card. The one big worry I have about the T2 is the sliding mechanism and how sturdy it’ll be over the long run. I’ve read that Palm tested it to run for 100,000 uses (way over 5 years of usage) so its gotta be pretty sturdy. But I don’t think it has BT, voice memo or MP3 playback. But it will be at least 229 Cdn dollars cheaper…
I’ll probably go with the E. Price matters.