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    Pda????

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    I was wondering if anyone that's in clinicals right now would be as kind to fill me in on the issue of PDA's. Do we need one and does it make life easier in clinicals to have one. ALso if anyone knows if we should buy a Palm OS or the windows version or if they found one or the other any different. Thank you in advance for any responses.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tazzaras View Post
    I was wondering if anyone that's in clinicals right now would be as kind to fill me in on the issue of PDA's. Do we need one and does it make life easier in clinicals to have one. ALso if anyone knows if we should buy a Palm OS or the windows version or if they found one or the other any different. Thank you in advance for any responses.
    What I understand is that PDAs are necessary in clinicals. Palm OS is somewhat better since more programs are written for palm Os and they work with programs that written for PC. A color wireless with at least 64 MG memory seems to be fine. You can upgrade the memory with memory cards. More discussions about PDAs on this forum will be appreciated though.

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    I am only Med3, but am long time PDA user.

    I use PocketPC (Windows) version, made by HP. Palm has been the reigning king in medical circles for years, but not so anymore. There is actually as much software and app's for Pocket Pc. Any newer app's are all available in Pocket PC, and Pocket Pc's are far more compatible with window's computers, bar none, no matter how you slice it. They come stock with a full office suite, that syncs automatically in a cradel, both directions. Edit something on teh PC it goes to teh Pocket Pc, and vice versa. Windows Media works seemlesly on the Pocket PC, as do all windows apps.

    Internet browsing is great.

    Basically Pocket PC's feel and look and act exactly like a Windows PC. Palms act more like a Mac. Frustrating thing with Palm software your files arent' located in a "Window's Explorer" app liek they are on teh Pc adn Pocket PC, for ease.

    Hope that helps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FOTL View Post
    I am only Med3, but am long time PDA user.

    I use PocketPC (Windows) version, made by HP. Palm has been the reigning king in medical circles for years, but not so anymore. There is actually as much software and app's for Pocket Pc. Any newer app's are all available in Pocket PC, and Pocket Pc's are far more compatible with window's computers, bar none, no matter how you slice it. They come stock with a full office suite, that syncs automatically in a cradel, both directions. Edit something on teh PC it goes to teh Pocket Pc, and vice versa. Windows Media works seemlesly on the Pocket PC, as do all windows apps.

    Internet browsing is great.

    Basically Pocket PC's feel and look and act exactly like a Windows PC. Palms act more like a Mac. Frustrating thing with Palm software your files arent' located in a "Window's Explorer" app liek they are on teh Pc adn Pocket PC, for ease.

    Hope that helps.
    I have just got my first PDA that is a Palm TX. I had already problem setting up the wireless. It kept me busy during the Christmas and will let you know how it works for me.

    I am planning to use my PDA to watch Kaplan tapes, take it to school everyday for my all computer needs. I hope I am not going to be dissappointed.

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    Good luck, hope that all works for you.Keep in touch if you have any more questions. I've tried to use my PPC for class and it didn't work so well. But we are all very individual, some people don't even bring a laptop to class, just take written notes, and do very well. I could never survive that way. Just goes to show you how many things can work.All the best.Chris

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    Thanks Fotl,

    I may have to ask your help. May I just send you a pm instead?

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