Palm Talks About Support for Microsoft Vista

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Earlier this week, Microsoft officially launched Vista, the latest version of its operating system for desktop and laptop computers. Not surprisingly, this has had a major effect on people who synchronize a Palm OS device with a Windows PC.

Palm, Inc. has released the following statement on this issue:

  • Palm Desktop software will install on Windows Vista and will synchronize PIM (Calendar, Contacts, Tasks and Memos).
  • Third-party desktop applications, including those found on the Palm Software Installation CD (such as carrier-branded Dial-up Networking (DUN) desktop software and other applications), may not be compatible with Windows Vista.
  • Palm Quick Install (the desktop application that allows users to move files like .prc and .pdb to a Palm OS device) and Palm LifeDrive Mobile Manager software are not currently Vista compatible.
  • Help files (.hlp files) found in some versions of Palm Desktop software may not be supported in Windows Vista.

Palm’s statement says "Please check back for updates" several times, indicating that this company is still in the process of adding support for Vista.

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