64-bit drivers for you old Palm OS holdouts

Summary:If you're one of those Palm people who still won't let go, this article provides a link where you can get 64-bit drivers for your hand-cranked PDA.

From time to time, I get letters of the form, "They'll get my Palm when they pry it from my cold, dead hands."

I understand. I miss the Palm OS. However, I have moved on. A long time ago, I moved my notes and contacts to Outlook, and use an iPhone as my daily driver.

However, there are still some of you out there, like reader John. John told me:

I join you in the secret Palm handshake. I pre-ordered (!) the first every Palm. We just knew it would be good (but I did own a Newton also, sigh). I still have the earliest Palm model in the basement. I have a Zire 72s still running strong. To heck with the hardware, though, it is the desktop app that makes my day. I have 1,000+ entries in my contacts as I used it to store every kind of information. I haven't found a reasonable application to take its place. But running Palm Desktop on Win 7? No issues, man. The only issue is getting sync to work. Luckily, Acceca came to the rescue with the necessary 64-bit drivers. Free! Cool!

And so, that's what I'm here to tell you. There are apparently 64-bit drivers for you Palmists who want to sync your devices on computers made in the modern era.

Here's the link: 64 bit USB Windows Driver for Palm/Garnet OS.

I love it when readers help out like this. And as a result, John gets our second official ZDNet DIY-IT Helpie McHelpypants Acknowledgement. Nice job, John!

Finally, the entire PalmPower and PalmPower Enterprise Edition archive (from back in the Palm heyday days) is still online and searchable. It's now part of the archive I run at Computing Unplugged. Disclosure: I get a few bucks every so often for ads that still run on the site. In any case, there are more than 20,000 articles up there, going back to 1998.

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