Microsoft Readies Mouse, Keyboard For The Mac

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    Category: Microsoft
    Link: Microsoft Readies Mouse, Keyboard For The Mac
    Description:: Microsoft Corp. on Friday said it plans to release in the summer a wireless mouse and keyboard for Apple Computer Inc.'s Mac, the first time the software giant has shipped a product specifically for an Apple computer.

    Posted on MacBytes.com
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  2. macrumors 6502

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    Is that a joke...?

    Well... I guess mac users have no reason to complain about the available keyboards and mice ever again...
     
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    I assume this means hardware? They have certainly had software that was specifically for an Apple computer (like Virtual PC). Microsoft Word was actually for Mac before it was for Windows.
     
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    I keep on checking the calendar the see if it's April 1st, but it's not...
     
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    Nope :)
     
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    I think the Logitech S530 desktop due out then will be superior...
     
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    i do like microsoft's ergonomic keyboards, will be nice to get a proper one for my mac now!
     
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    We dont use Microsoft products on our Macs now, and we never will apart from Office but thats understandable :)
     
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    yep

    Well, i also use messenger, as all my mates have not been enlightened as of yet.
     
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    I always use MS mice with my Macs, so this will be interesting to see.
     
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    rdowns

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    Have used MS mice for a long time on Mac. Very nice mice. Now I have an MX-1000 so I brought my MS mouse to the office.
     
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    I too like microsofts mice alot they are really nice and put the Mighty Mouse to shame, would be nice to see some pics of these new M$ devices,

    ShadoW
     
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    "Microsoft, however, could not get permission to use the Apple logo normally found on a key at the bottom left of an Apple keyboard, so the key will have a clover instead. The key will perform all of the same functions."

    Thats strange because Logitech managed to.

    Personally, Logitech mice and keyboards are the best you can get. I'll stick with these.
     
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    Any competition is great in this market, as it will drive down the price of Apple's own overpriced keyboard/mouse combos. That and the mighty mouse is a POS.
     
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    Seasought

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    The more variety the better I say. I will most likely not buy one however.

    Funny, since switching after using Windows for so long I'm very averse to giving that company more money. That and I find that other mouse manufacturers tend to make more minimalist-style mice as opposed to plastering gaudy names and material combinations all over the things.
     
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    LOL, since when has Apple responded to competition like this?

    Their displays are still overly expensive, for example.
     
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    "Microsoft Readies Mouse, Keyboard For The Mac"

    How dare they !!
     
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    look who is switching now

    gawd this is proof in point, apple is overtaking microsoft...
     
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    watch out for the viruses and spyware...
     
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    Well, one can always hope...;)
     
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    Mike Teezie

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    One more person who uses a MS mouse with his Mac.

    I love the Apple keyboard, but hate the mouse. Carpel Tunnel, anybody?

    Maybe I'll get a bluetooth one for my MacBook.
     
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    question

    I've used the mighty mouse for some time now, but feel this strange sense of relief when i use an MS or logitec Mouse. The feel in the hand is just so nice. Is there a microsoft mouse, or logitec, or third party mouse that can control specific functions in OS X such as expose, dashboard, etc?

    Because the main thing i love about the Mighty Mouse is the side buttons ability to show all windows, such a help...and i'm not ready to lose that.
     
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    Any multi-button mouse will either "just work" with the expose and dashboard functions of the OS, or it will come with it's own software so that the extra buttons "beyond 3" will work with those features.
    Kensington's MouseWorks software, for example, allows you to simulate any keyboard press with any mouse button, and also uses chording to emulate a fourth mouse button. When you click the left and right buttons together you get a different result than pressing either of them alone.
     
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    Hehehe, bad research! :D
     
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    Oh, but there's worse!
    spreadsheet? minicomputer? Okay.
     

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