I rarely take my PDA anywhere, most of the time it sits in its cradle on my desk. But, it is the handiest little bugger there ever was. I use the calander function, and the alarms to orchestrate my day, and help me meet appointments. The phone directory is better than any rolodex. I keep it plugged into my Linux PC, and using kpilot, I can keep it synced, and I can enter anything I need into the PDA, or, I can use the stylus, and the script that it understands.
Palm Vx's are going for $20 on ebay, complete. As I said, they are the handiest little buggers.
Ancient programs (aka DOS programs) were the best.
Same here. I believe only Windows programs can alarm reliably via the Windows OS. Whatever reliable means on that OS.
Ok, I know, I know. But if you bought a PC with some basic stuff included it may already contain MS-Works or some Office SW. I used Works for almost a decade to remind me of sales tax filing deadlines and all sorts of stuff. Worked fine. In the DOS days it cost me about $100 for the whole package, now usually free because the PCs come loaded with it. Its new calendar is a bit too glitzy for me but I was told it works almost as good as the DOS version did.
Just give it a shot.
I have a client whom I never met for technical reasons in over ten years. It was always electronic transfers, even in the 1200-9600bps days. Once we did meet but only because the CEO wanted to.
On Wed, 01 Jun 2005 15:40:41 -0700, Jim Thompson wroth:
Most applications running under a M$ operating system, whether the application was written by M$ or somebody else, make so much use of the M$ operating system, that they might as well have been written by M$.
Unless you have an old CP/M system or an Apple ][, I don't think it's possible to get completely away from M$ and its software tenticles.
It has some issues (printing, in particular) but I'm hoping that these will be resolved in future releases. The problem here is that I don't know how much (if any) development activity there is on this project and there hasn't been a release since March. I also don't know if it can operate stand-alone or if it needs Mozilla/Firefox/Thunderbird installed to work.
Whatever you use, I recommend that you choose something that supports the iCal standard. This *should* guarantee that your calendar database is portable across supporting applications. I can confirm that it works (reasonably) well between Mozilla and the net-based calendar at axentra.net. I keep my calendar db on axentra and can (theoretically) connect to, and manipulate, it from any computer running Mozilla Calendar.
For simple "remind me in xx minutes" or "at 4pm today" things, I use Phatsoft TMR:
It is basically a GUI for the Windows task scheduler and I find it works quite well. It also works as a quick way to schedule programs to run. I use it to start up my TV card
If you *really* want to go nuts, there are ports of 'cron' for Windows. I assume there must be lots of *nix calendars that can tap into its power.