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Thursday, May 29, 2008

Garnet VM on Nokia N800

Access Company just released an updated virtual machine for the Palm. It's very cool: still free (so far!) it reorients and expands the font size to the screen like a Palm, and I was able to copy over some of my applications (BrainForest and ShadowPlan), which work quite well. It also adds in the To Do application, missing in the previous version.

From:
http://www.access-company.com/products/gvm/

In short, Loki (my N800) could also be a Palm. Issues:

* I haven't tried to get it to sync, although some have reported success with it. I've been copying over the files from a sync to Linux's JPilot (in /home/user/.jpilot/).

* battery life just isn't as good as the Palm.

* it doesn't really integrate. That is, I don't think you can copy and paste from other apps into the virtual machine.

Note: to get the hotsync ID in the virtual machine, you need to use the following command from Xterminal:

/usr/bin/gvm/gvm --hotsyncid="Sync Name"

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