Will Linux get Palm its developers back?

Once at the forefront of handhelds, Palm is now staging a comeback of sorts, with a brand new Linux-based OS -- but this isn't the first such effort.

"Palm has been saying the same thing for nearly a decade. And I can't say that I buy it this time. From where I sit, Palm seems to have lost focus on one of the most important contributors to its early success: the independent developer community," Neil McAllister writes in Can Palm regain its developer edge?

This time around Palm has a new, fierce competitor to handle: Apple's iPhone.

"Until Palm gets its OS and its independent developer strategy in order, I'm going to have to agree with [Palm CEO] Colligan: No, Palm isn't dead. Yet."

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