[nSLUG] kernel setup stack overlaps lilo

Jeff Warnica jeffw at chebucto.ns.ca
Sat Mar 13 22:05:27 AST 2004


Merely finding an article where "Palm" and "3M" both appear does not a
parent company make. The are both good investments, which is the point
of the article. 

>From http://www.palmone.com/us/company/corporate/backgrounder.html

> Palm Computing was founded in 1992 and acquired by U.S. Robotics Corp.
> in 1995. In 1996, Palm introduced the Pilot 1000 and Pilot 5000
> products that led the resurgence of handheld computing. In June 1997,
> Palm became a subsidiary of 3Com Corp. when U.S. Robotics was acquired
> by 3Com. With its acquisition of Smartcode Technologie in February
> 1999, Palm added advanced wireless communications capabilities to the
> Palm OS® platform to address the market for mobile information
> appliances, such as cellular telephones, messaging devices, data
> communicators and smart phones. In September 1999, 3Com announced
> plans to make the Palm subsidiary an independent, publicly traded
> company. The company became independent on March 2, 2000, and was
> traded on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol PALM.

3com makes network cards, was formed in 1979 by Bob Metcliff, whom is
credited for personally inventing Ethernet (which is at least half
true). 3M, formed in 1902 to produce abrasives, makes a lot of things,
notably Post-It Notes, Scotch tape, waterproof sandpaper, insanely
reflective things, fiber optics, and very expensive mouse pads.




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