Bluetooth in Powermac G5?

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    Did you try thinking "umm, there is an USB port in my Mac, how about sticking an USB Bluetooth dongle into it and checking if this brilliant trick works"?
     
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    If you actually had the trackpad you would see this on the box:

    Minimum Requirements

    A Mac computer with Bluetooth wireless technology
    Mac OS X v10.6.4 or later
    Latest Magic Trackpad software update

    No PowerPC support at all. Any other daydreams you need help with?
     
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    you are correct trackpad will not work but magic mouse will...
     
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    Yes the MM will work mainly because it doesn't use multi touch. MT is not at all supported in 10.5.
     
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    yup i know that for sure, i have overlooked "macmasters" post... :D

     
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    Jethryn Freyman

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    You can find old G5 Bluetooth modules on eBay for about $20.
     
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    The Magic Mouse doesn't use multi-touch? What planet are you from?

    The whole point of the Magic Mouse is that it is multi-touch. The page heading for the page on Apple's website is "The world's first multi-touch mouse".
     
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    I think he meant there is no MT on 10.5
     
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    Exactly.
     
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    To be clear to everybody, magic mouse (MM) works on 10.5 (download drivers from apple to have multi-touch), magic trackpad (MT) works only on 10.6 and over.

    Are we clear with that? Tried it so I know.
     

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