The Palm Pilot was the first wildly successful product that enabled us to walk around with a small computer in our pockets. Palm and the Palm OS (operating system) have been very popular. Likewise, GedStar Pro has become a very popular genealogy program for the Palm operating system, used by thousands of genealogists to carry their databases in a pocket or purse.
Numerous reports now claim that the new Treo 755p, just released by Sprint Nextel Corp., will be the last product to ship with the Palm OS.
Palm CEO Ed Collagan recently confirmed that Palm is moving to Linux in order to add reliability, performance, and stability to Palm's smartphones. They will still be called Palm computers, but they will no longer use the Palm operating system. All present Palm programs will need to be re-written for the new operating system; old Palm programs will not operate on the new Linux-based systems.
Palm hasn't released much that has been new or interesting since the Treo 700w, its first Windows Mobile phone, which started shipping more than a year ago. Of course, that will change dramatically when it releases its first Linux devices, which could see the light of day before the end of the year, according to some reports.
You can read more at http://www.linuxdevices.com/news/NS5607883840.html.
I would assume that GedStar Pro will be converted to the new Linux-based operating system although there is no official confirmation of that just yet.