If you have successfully downloaded the 10.1 MB “semi-public beta” of Palm Desktop for Mac OS X (4.0v76) color yourself lucky. The beta was “only intended for Palm employees” according to once reader justifying the 300 user limit and woefully slow FTP server.
Mirrors are available if you do a little digging or if you are a member of the PowerPage Historic Society (PHiSh) but most downloaders are discovering that you will also need Mac OS X native versions of popular conduits if you want to sync data from anything other than Palm Desktop.
In response to some issues I uncovered in my first look at the iBook Dual USB, namely keyboard bulge and OS X not waking from display sleep, Vic Orly writes about some other issues he has uncovered:
Today Palm Inc. posted Palm Desktop 4.0 beta 76 with support for Mac OS X. Rejoice!
Your can get it from the beta download page. Simply complete a form and you are in business! Beware the server is extremely busy right now. The company is also soliciting feedback on the software via a Public Beta Feedback Form, so make it better by posting your experience there.