Brief Background: I have been a palm user for about 4 years, had an m100, m505, m515, and Tungsten T, (All of these units, I had to exchange several times, I would say too many times! because of defects from factory. In my opinion, Palm was getting more production but bad in their quality control. Looking for innovation and something better, I switched to Sony Clie handhelds, and there at that time, also tired of the problems I had with my crashing brand new Windows PC, I moved to the Macintosh OSX Platform. (I love Mac ever since) With Sony, I bought consecutively the NX70V, NX73V, NX80V and finally an NZ90 unit. Recently another turn happened: Sony drops the US market, it was time to sell my NZ90. I did it recently, so I am just on time to buy a Tungsten T5, which is suspected to have OS6 (Cobalt). Just about to be excited to buy a good PDA, I read the Brigthhand review of Cobalt (Palm OS6) and found the following: 1. palmOne (formery Palm Inc.) developed their software more efficient (expected of course) 2. It will allow devices like the Tungsten T5 to be used as a removable drive to drag and drop files to and from the palm 3. Such changes in the OS will interact differently with the palm Desktop and Hotsync Technology, therefore a new Palm Desktop is coming out... but, only for PC's... 4. the bad news is that palmOne made this changes only commited to the Windows platform, leaving Mac users behind. Then, palmOne offically states that they will not support the Mac platform. So how could I buy a Palm that will not sync with Mac OSX and there will be absolutely no new palm Desktop for Mac? I kept on reading the article in Brighthand on this review and talking about the Mac platform I found the following commentS: "Desktop Synchronization I've already mentioned that PalmSource has revamped personal information management (PIM) apps. This includes revamping the way Cobalt stores the user data and adding much better support for Outlook. One nifty feature I read about but didn't see demonstrated was the new HotSync Exchange. This means you can drop a PC file onto the Install Tool and it will be automatically transferred to an application that can make use of it on the handheld during the next synchronization. The documentation says this can be done with images, which doesn't surprise me, but it also mentions Word and Excel files. I'm not sure how this is going to work, as the standard version of Cobalt doesn't include a word processor or a spreadsheet application. Mac Synchronization: No surprise, PalmSource's decision to no longer develop a Macintosh version of its desktop client is proving controversial. I found it somewhat surprising, as I know David Nagel, the company's CEO, is a Mac user. Still, this might not be as big a deal as some think. I spoke with a palmOne VP who gave me the impression that palmOne will be at least talking to Mark/Space about bundling The Missing Sync for Mac OS X synchronization with its Cobalt powered handhelds. And Sony Clie users have already had to use The Missing Sync for years." After reading this article, I wrote to MarkSpace, creator of Missing Sync (I am glad that they are around) and asked if they are planning to support OS6 devices. And they were very nice at answering soon the following: "We do plan to support OS 6 devices. Since none are currently shipping, it is hard to provide more specifics at this time. Just check back with our web site again after the first devices ship. Note that at this time, palmOne has not made any announcement about the T5, so it may run OS 5, or it may run OS 6. Nobody will know for sure until palmOne says (or it ships!)" Thank God for this guys, however, I hope that palmOne gets their act together and provide the Mac users with an exit to this sad problem. What do you think? Brighthand's full review on OS6 could be found here: http://brighthand.com/article/First_Impressions_of_Cobalt?site=Palm Thanks!