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Jessica Lares
Aug 30, 2010, 09:22 PM
I'm being given a Power Mac G5 with a cinema display (2003 model), and I'm wondering what of the new keyboards, mice, trackpads will work with it?

It was used for Photoshop and Final Cut Studio (the pro version or whatever they call it), so it might have been maxed out or has at least 2GB of RAM. I don't know if it has the Airport card/Bluetooth being that these were connected via the wall...

But, let's say that I want the recent keyboard and a wired mighty mouse, would it work?



VanneDC
Aug 30, 2010, 09:57 PM
Yeah mate, keyboard and mighty mouse work great! Now the new magic mouse.... I am not sure about that!

Jessica Lares
Aug 30, 2010, 10:11 PM
I hate the Magic Mouse. It just doesn't seem like something I'd get along with. I have a Bluetooth Mighty Mouse though. If I add the Airport + Bluetooth card, I'm wondering if that'll be all to get it working?

Giuly
Aug 31, 2010, 12:40 AM
Every USB (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USB_human_interface_device_class) (or bluetooth, your PowerMac has it or you equip your Mac with one of those $5 USB-Bluetooth dongles) connected mouse or keyboard on the planet works.

My aluminum keyboard and Magic Mouse work - as expected - just like it should on my PowerMac G4.

VanneDC
Aug 31, 2010, 03:42 AM
Yeah like G said, USB Bluetooth dongle fer 5 bucks work a treat!:D

Jessica Lares
Aug 31, 2010, 08:57 AM
WHOO, awesome! Anywway I could do that with a G3 too?

840quadra
Aug 31, 2010, 10:17 AM
WHOO, awesome! Anywway I could do that with a G3 too?
This site is a good read on installing blueTooth on older systems that did not come with it.



http://www.oreillynet.com/wireless/2002/08/13/bluetooth_osx.html

Jessica Lares
Aug 31, 2010, 10:25 AM
This site is a good read on installing blueTooth on older systems that did not come with it.



http://www.oreillynet.com/wireless/2002/08/13/bluetooth_osx.html

Thanks! Just bookmarked it!