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    Should I get another computer mouse?

    I have installed Xubuntu on an old computer of mine, tonight. The mouse that I am using is a Microsoft mouse - i.e. the name Microsoft is on it.
    No, I didn't buy it, of course.

    Should I get another mouse?

    Or perhaps I should make a picture of the mouse and the monitor screen and send it to Microsoft to pester them a little

    (Alright, this is the Community Café, so a posting like this is ok, isn't it?)

    -oo-

    Gee, I am using a Microsoft mouse. I must get me a new one tomorrow.
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    Re: Should I get another computer mouse?

    Is the mouse broken? If not, i wouldn't worry about it saying Microsoft on it.

    Heh, i haven't even bothered to take off the sticker on this old laptop i've inherited, that says "Designed for Microsoft Windows XP", and i'm running Lubuntu

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    Re: Should I get another computer mouse?

    I've got several "Frankenstein computers" made from miscellaneous parts. I really don't care what brand the parts are or what sticker is on them. What matters to me is the parts are working.



    I also run Windows Vista, Windows 7, Ubuntu, Xubuntu, CentOS, Fedora, Debian, and so fourth. Some as dual boot, in virtual machines, or standalone operating systems.

    Quote Originally Posted by Skara Brae View Post
    Or perhaps I should make a picture of the mouse and the monitor screen and send it to Microsoft to pester them a little
    I think that photo would just make them laugh. I don't think they are worried about Ubuntu, if it was Android or Chromium OS then maybe.

    Last edited by Old_Grey_Wolf; June 5th, 2012 at 12:32 AM.
    Use whatever OS or desktop works for you. Dual boot or use VMs if you want. Backup your computer regularly, and definitely before upgrading, partitioning, or installing an OS.

    No support requests by PM please.

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    Re: Should I get another computer mouse?

    Sctually Microsoft does make some decent computer mice, especially the bluetrack ones
    I had one though the mouse wheel died making it unusuable

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    Re: Should I get another computer mouse?

    My first laser mouse was a microsoft and it was pretty nice.

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    Re: Should I get another computer mouse?

    Quote Originally Posted by MadmanRB View Post
    Sctually Microsoft does make some decent computer mice, especially the bluetrack ones
    I had one though the mouse wheel died making it unusuable
    +1 Microsoft does this one thing very well. :-p

    The Microsoft Mouses (Mice?) are very ergonomic.
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    Re: Should I get another computer mouse?

    Quote Originally Posted by Warpnow View Post
    +1 Microsoft does this one thing very well. :-p

    The Microsoft Mouses (Mice?) are very ergonomic.
    Agreed, ms can do SOME things right (their keyboards aren't bad at all either).
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    Re: Should I get another computer mouse?

    Well, I got me another mouse (a Logitech one). I think MS hardware with Linux is just not done It would be like, I dunno, the Ferrari logo on a Lamborghini
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    Re: Should I get another computer mouse?

    Quote Originally Posted by Skara Brae View Post
    Well, I got me another mouse (a Logitech one). I think MS hardware with Linux is just not done It would be like, I dunno, the Ferrari logo on a Lamborghini
    That would be like Microsoft contributing to the Linux kernel!

    Oh wait...

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    Re: Should I get another computer mouse?

    Quote Originally Posted by paqman View Post
    that would be like microsoft contributing to the linux kernel!

    Oh wait...
    +1
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