Going wireless with the Palm V

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For the past few weeks, I’ve been experimenting with OmniSky’s new wireless service for the Palm V and I have to admit that it has affected my wireless usage. Running over AT&T’s CDPD network, the service allows Palm V users to get full access to the net at speeds of up to 19.2kbps. Priced at $300 for the modem and a $40 monthly rate for unlimited access, the service is still not cheap but it is starting to approach the reasonable area once you realize how much you can do with it. The basic software package comes with some of the same clips that are available on the Palm VII and a few extra programs like a full mail package which allows you to connect to your POP3 server. However, I decided to get rid of that piece of software once I discovered Ptelnet, a small telnet client for the palm. This allows me to access a Unix server on which I not only have an email client but also a Usenet client, as well as a web browser (lynx) and an FTP client. As a result, this telnet client works as the perfect on the road kit. For more…
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Netscape Navigator 6.0: Better?

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I use my browser all the time. It’s one of the programs on my system that just stays open most of the time. I used to love Netscape but was seduced by Microsoft’s Internet Explorer 4.0 and never went back to Netscape on a regular basis since. However, something told me that a browser that was two years in development could outdo the Internet Explorer 5.0 browser I have on my machine. So I downloaded Netscape 6.0, the first browser to be released by Netscape since it was acquired by AOL. The first thing that strikes me in this browser is that it seems very me-too’ish. A lot of the features that made IE a better browser are now there: small install program, not having to install the mail client (I use Eudora anyway), faster page presentation. All those were among the features that lured me into Microsoft’s camp when they released their browser. Sure, having them try to register me to Netcenter was annoying (I managed to bypass that) and it’s true that the browser color scheme (horrible blue) was terrible but I figured that this were only temporary pains. I loaded the 10-20 sites I hit most of…
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