[quote]Originally posted by applenut:
heh, guess what, you're lieing.
get a hold of a newton with the 2.1 and then get back to me and tell me the handwriting recognition sucks.
Lieing? That's not a word. I think you meant "lying". And, yes, I performed that test on a Newton with NewtonOS 2.1. In fact, I wrote some other stuff too. Here are the results:
hello, thwe 1. how aoe you doing? Fin 1 exc ept It's a good Ming this POS has a kybowf so you can at crap inlzit.
And again, I wrote in very nice handwriting and had the thing "calibrated" properly as well.
HeIIo,+m 1. This is a lest RecogniHon sucks ass and I have good handwring. (hehe written in graphic for some odd reason) HM Arrgh! Must be a micmsoft Product.
See how bad all that is?? And some of those I erased and tried again. ALl this was written in Notepad.
What's your argument now, Applenut? And I agree with torifile- at least you can get something done on the Palm. I also like writing letter-by-letter, and once you get used to it you can write pretty fast and it is accurate most of the time. I have written a 16,000 byte Graphical User Interface from scratch in C, entirely on my Palm (yes, you CAN compile sophisticated C programs on a Palm!)
And is there SimCity for Newtons? Nope. But there is for Palm - the REAL thing!
It seems to me, applenut, that you like to find every possible excuse to back up Apple products when you know there are better alternatives. Instead of seeing how cool other stuff is, you simply animadvert them. I'm not talking about Macs, which there is nothing better than. I am talking about things like the Newton, which was ahead of its time and had poor handwriting recognition. The Palm is clearly better. And I think PocketPCs suck just like any M$ product.