Post here if you are interested in Newton

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in General Discussion edited January 2014
Topic says it all, just looked around and found about ten Newton related threads in various forums - since there is "not enough interest" to have a Newton forum, I was curious to meet the ghosts posting all these threads ...
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  • Reply 1 of 23
    fran441fran441 Posts: 3,715member
    Oh come on now. Who ISN'T interested in the Newton.
  • Reply 2 of 23
    I've got a non-upgraded MessagePad 2000.
  • Reply 3 of 23
    I just wanted to say,



    May the Palm be with You



    - T.I.
  • Reply 4 of 23
    sinewavesinewave Posts: 1,074member
    The Newton was cool.. it's dead now. Get on with your life
  • Reply 5 of 23
    bogiebogie Posts: 407member
    Hey, Sinewave - according to 90% of the market Apple is dead too, so what are we all doing here?
  • Reply 6 of 23
    [quote]Originally posted by King Chung Huang:

    <strong>I've got a non-upgraded MessagePad 2000. </strong><hr></blockquote>



    I've got a non-upgraded MessagePad 100. <img src="graemlins/smokin.gif" border="0" alt="[Chilling]" />
  • Reply 7 of 23
    sinewavesinewave Posts: 1,074member
    [quote]Originally posted by Bogie:

    <strong>Hey, Sinewave - according to 90% of the market Apple is dead too, so what are we all doing here?</strong><hr></blockquote>



    The Big difference here? Macs are still being made and supported
  • Reply 8 of 23
    bogiebogie Posts: 407member
    That is what I thought too until I found out just how many people are still developing software and drivers and selling Newton related products.



    To me that is supported. You can still find all of Apple's TILs regarding the Newton line at various Newton sites and tell you the truth the meaning of "supported" generally goes the way of the dodo for the majority of people after their warrantee runs out.



    But on that note Apple will still sell you Newton service parts and there are still Newton repair centers although not run by Apple.



    My point was and is that the perception of a "dead" platform does not indicate that the platform is actually dead. Otherwise by that definition all Macs made prior to the x500 line of Power Macintoshes are dead as Apple has dropped support for all 68K and 6/7/8100 Power Macintoshes.



    But I don't think the AppleInsider forums would deride someone for talking about getting their 68K Mac running to do something - that discussion has happened many times as there are a lot of people who like to use old Macs which are by your standard "dead."
  • Reply 9 of 23
    sinewavesinewave Posts: 1,074member
    But Newtons are no longer being made. It's a dead platform
  • Reply 10 of 23
    Although I own a MessagePad 2000, I cannot say that I am "interested" since I hardly ever use the thing. What I'd like to see is a revised version of the Newton running a lite version of OS X. Yeah, I'd be interested in THAT!



    --JBytes
  • Reply 11 of 23
    sinewavesinewave Posts: 1,074member
    [quote]Originally posted by JBytes:

    <strong>Although I own a MessagePad 2000, I cannot say that I am "interested" since I hardly ever use the thing. What I'd like to see is a revised version of the Newton running a lite version of OS X. Yeah, I'd be interested in THAT!



    --JBytes</strong><hr></blockquote>





    As would I! And I would be ALL for a new topic for the Newton THEN.
  • Reply 12 of 23
    applenutapplenut Posts: 5,768member
    own 2 eMates (would be 3 )



    don't need a Newton forum to talk about them
  • Reply 13 of 23
    ihxoihxo Posts: 562member
    It would be nice to have a newton forum I still have a Newton 2100
  • Reply 14 of 23
    sinewavesinewave Posts: 1,074member
    [quote]Originally posted by ihxo:

    <strong>It would be nice to have a newton forum I still have a Newton 2100</strong><hr></blockquote>



    A lot of people STILL have a newton. Most of us just STILL don't use it anymore
  • Reply 15 of 23
    fran441fran441 Posts: 3,715member
    [quote]A lot of people STILL have a newton. Most of us just STILL don't use it anymore <hr></blockquote>



    I think you've made your point clear. You don't want a Newton forum because you don't like them. Guess what, you don't need to troll every single Newton thread that there is- and there are a LOT of Newton threads here to make that clear to everyone. If you have a Palm or PocketPC and that suits you, then fine. Considering Palm is going to be bought out by Microsoft and the Pocket PC platform IS Microsoft, then I hope you already have your handhelds because that's what there is going to be to choose from.



    [quote]But Newtons are no longer being made. It's a dead platform<hr></blockquote>



    Actually, the Newton OS is still being updated. And what's wrong with talking about a 'dead' platform? Should we not be allowed to talk about older OSes? Mac OS 9.2.1 may never be updated again so its a dead platform right?
  • Reply 16 of 23
    idudeidude Posts: 352member
    I'd like to see a newton forum. Even if there are only a handful of people using them, those people would be pulluting the other forums, so why not give them their own?
  • Reply 17 of 23
    applenutapplenut Posts: 5,768member
    [quote]Originally posted by Fran441:

    <strong>



    Actually, the Newton OS is still being updated. And what's wrong with talking about a 'dead' platform? Should we not be allowed to talk about older OSes? Mac OS 9.2.1 may never be updated again so its a dead platform right?</strong><hr></blockquote>



    9.3 is almost done.



    next
  • Reply 18 of 23
    How about a general PDA forum? Newton is dead, but Mac users use other PDAs than Newtons. Palm users, and PocketPC users might need some help or want to talk about the latest and greatest (well, only greatest if you have a PocketPC) of their platform.
  • Reply 19 of 23
    bogiebogie Posts: 407member
    thank god mac ujsers arent eliteist like their windows counter parts - that statment about "poluting our forums" was nice, whatever, screw all you people, i'm drunk I am happy and I am about as matur as youpeople are normally so i think its all good.
  • Reply 20 of 23
    applenutapplenut Posts: 5,768member
    [quote]Originally posted by macmonkey:

    <strong>How about a general PDA forum? Newton is dead, but Mac users use other PDAs than Newtons. Palm users, and PocketPC users might need some help or want to talk about the latest and greatest (well, only greatest if you have a PocketPC) of their platform.</strong><hr></blockquote>



    PDAs suck. go talk about them at macNN.
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