If iPhone is too closed, try Newton
by Nobi Hayashi
If you think iPhone is too closed for the developers, you could give a shot at Newton OS.
During the 3rd Worldwide Newton Conference held in Tokyo, Dr. Paul Guyot has announced "Open Einstein"; the open source version of his famous Newton emulator licensed under GPLv2.
"Open Einstein" project is available immediately at Google Code:
As a fruit of this announcement, Matthias Melcher has released a port to Windows + Cygwin + X11 environment.
Beside that, "Open Einstein" runs on Mac OS X (ppc and x86), Zaurus (with OpenZaurus), Nokia Internet Tablet 770 and 880.
|Very cool news!|
What we really need now is for someone to write an open-source clone of the Newton OS, either to run inside of the emulator, or as a means of creating a totally "new newton" from scratch.
|I don't think you realize how difficult that would be1|