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Chapter 6. HotSync, Step by Step > Getting Ready to HotSync - Pg. 128

installation software that accompanies it, provides your Palm organizer's data a home on your desktop PC. This desktop software, however, is frequently upgraded by Palm Computing. Its name has changed almost as often as the version numbers--some versions were called Pilot Desktop and resided in the folder on your hard drive called Pilot or PalmPilot. Some versions were called PalmPilot Desktop. This important software, with the HotSync management and installation software that accompanies it, provides your Palm organ- izer's data a home on your desktop PC. Today, all versions are called Palm Desktop, and the current versions (3.0 or higher for Windows, 2.0 or higher for Macintosh) are free to every PalmPilot owner. (You can download them from http://www.palm.com.) For that reason, this book's discussions apply exclusively to Palm Desktop 3.0 or later for Windows, or 2.0 or later for Macin- tosh. Getting Ready to HotSync HotSyncing requires two components: hardware and software. The hardware, of course, is the cradle that came with your PalmPilot. (When you're ready to HotSync, you set the PalmPilot firmly into the cradle's socket.) The software is available in two versions--one each for Windows and Macintosh. The Windows version comes with every PalmPilot; the Macintosh software is a different