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Palm OS - Operating System

Palm OS is a computer operating system for the personal computing devices. It is a software platform for the handheld personal digital assistants. At first, Palm OS was designed to fit into a palm-size device of a specific size and with a specific display size. Now it is designed for the touch screen based graphical user interface. Licensed developers have created around 17,000 applications for the Palm OS. 

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In 1992, American inventor Jeff Hawkins founded Palm Computing, Inc. developed application software for early PDAs. In 1995, Palm merged with U.S. Robotics and Hawkins led the development of Palm OS for his line of PDAs as first Palm Pilots, and eventually turned as Palms. In 1997, the 3 Com Corporation purchased U.S. Robotics, including Palm Computing, Inc. in 2006, and Palm was sued due to the brand name issue. Than at 2007 the Palm OS was titled into Garnet OS by the new owner named Access.

The Palm OS has a lot of versions such as Palm OS 1.0, Palm OS 2.0, Palm OS 3.0,  Palm OS 4.0,  Palm OS 5 (Garnet),  Palm OS Cobalt, Palm OS Cobalt 6.1 (latest)

Palm OS is a single tasking operating system. Only one task can be done at a time. After ending a work it is possible to start another one.

Palm OS runs these applications built-in: Dates, Address Book, To Do List, Memo Pad, calculator and Password protection. 

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