Palm and Treo Hacks by Scott MacHaffie

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Palm OS is without doubt one of the preferred hand held working platforms on the earth. From the most recent Tungstens and Treos all of the approach down the genealogy, arms are in all places. even though the Palm OS is easy to benefit and use, there's extra to it than meets the attention - from new positive aspects within the Palm to services you may get with add-on software program, the Palm might be made to do rather a lot.Palm and Treo Hacks grants information and instruments that make it easier to utilize your Palm. a couple of minutes spent interpreting the various hacks during this publication will prevent hours of study. inside of this publication, you are going to find out how to:Find nice purposes on your Palm and utilize those you are utilizing nowGet super-organized, getting extra from the integrated own info supervisor and studying the best way to deal with complicated tasks along with your PalmExtend the Palm with must-have software program and add-onsTake your Palm on-line, studying e-mail, browsing the net, and sending quick messagesGet a few relaxation and rest along with your Palm, even if it really is hearing tune, enjoying vintage video games, or observing videoWritten for starting to skilled Palm clients, Palm and Treo Hacks is stuffed with useful, creative guidance and methods you could observe instantly. no matter if you are looking to grasp the integrated functions otherwise you are looking to trick out your Palm to its fullest quantity, this ebook will aid you get it.

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You can either launch HotSync and configure it to not use the serial port, or shut it down altogether. If you do tell it to stop using the serial port, you'll need to switch it back before you can perform a HotSync again. Once you've shut down HotSync, you can open a session with the serial port. On Windows, launch HyperTerminal (open the Start menu, choose Programs Accessories Communications HyperTerminal) and open a session with the serial port your Palm is connected to. You should use a serial port speed of 9600, and leave the rest of the settings at their defaults.

You can also remove the text or change it to something wittier. Hack 17. Run Linux on Your Palm Although it's not the Palm version of Linux that will no doubt blow our socks off when it eventually arrives, uClinux is a good way to play around with an alternative operating system on your Palm. If you haven't heard already, Palm is switching operating systems, and in the not-so-distant future, Palm-Powered will mean Linux-Powered, but with all the elegance and grace of the current Palm OS. It's going to take a while, though.

It took 1 minute, 30 seconds at 115200 bps, but 13 minutes at the default speed! Once it's installed, you'll see a Loader icon in the launcher, as shown in Figure 2-28. Figure 2-28. 3. Booting Linux. Before you boot Linux, you should start talking to the serial port. If you're on Mac OS X or Windows, you've probably still got HotSync running and listening on the serial port. Since this will prevent you from opening a terminal session with the serial port, be sure to release the serial port before you proceed.

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