Mobile Phone OS Comparisons to the PC World—Redux
Palm OS is the new CP/M, a bit past its prime as a holdover from the last decade.
Windows Mobile is the new DOS, struggling to clone and conquer yesterday's standard.
Apple's OS X is the new Mac, an intelligent rethinking of how things should work.
Linux is the new Amiga, a tinker fantasy that will ultimately go nowhere until it finds a driver.
Symbian is the new Unix: the commercial standard currently powering the majority of mobiles.
We all know what happened to CP/M. It went the way of the dinosaur although many people remember it fondly for its simplicity and low overhead. DOS, too had its proponents again for its simplicity. Amiga won a set of niches and hung on for a long time until the other OSes finally overtook it. Finally, Unix holds sway in academic circles to this day so maybe there’s hope for Symbian after all.