This is gonna be really good news for anyone who has a Palm but not a
PC—PalmSource is abandoning
HotSync, the synchronization software they've been using for years and years, and replacing it with SyncML, a more open
sync standard that should make it easier to build software for syncing Palms with computers running on other operating
systems besides Windows. PalmSource pissed off a lot of Apple types when they announced last year that they were
dropping support for Macs in Cobalt, the next version of the Palm operating system, and this seems more or less like
their way of offering a compromise.