[NTLK] NewTNG 3.0

Tony Kan tonykan at xtra.co.nz
Tue Nov 29 23:03:34 EST 2011

Hi William

HTML5 and other web standards:  Wouldn't that be implemented through a new web browser rather than in the OS?  

IMO responsiveness will be a function of how much we can optimize the code and the speed of the underlying hardware. 

Newton OS already supports color but I think its only 16-bit.  :(

Tony Kan
New Zealand

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Subject: Re: [NTLK] NewTNG 3.0

If I may throw in my two cents...
Emulation only goes so far...  If you truely want to bring the Newton (or at least it's OS) to the awesomeness levels it had in the 90's, there needs to be some major changes in the OS.  In an internet full of HTML5 and Flash etc the Newton doesn't work.  To be truely relevant it needs color, modern protocol support, and the ability to run natively on a tablet.  While I realize that would be a massive undertaking and probably will never happen, it's what needs to be done.

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