Apple's New Mouse works on Macs and Windows. Is apple switc...

Discussion in ' News Discussion' started by MacBytes, Aug 4, 2005.

  1. kgarner macrumors 68000


    Jan 28, 2004
    <gasp> Windows computers can use monitors and mice! What is the world coming to? I mean come on.

    Monitors work because they are built on industry standard technology (DVI). Of everything listed in that paragraph the only major thing to be made cross-platform is iTunes, and that has proven to be a very good thing for Apple.
  2. Chaszmyr macrumors 601


    Aug 9, 2002
    Apple monitors and mice have always worked with PCs...
  3. Nermal Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 7, 2002
    New Zealand
    Apple's mice and keyboard have always worked on Windows (since going USB). The only problem I had was when I tried to do a control-click, which doesn't work on Windows. To make matters worse, some Windows features are only available by right-clicking! :eek:
  4. dejo Moderator


    Staff Member

    Sep 2, 2004
    The Centennial State
    And that is why the single-button mouse, and it's accompanying affect on the GUI, should never disappear.
  5. vashim66 macrumors member

    Oct 25, 2003
    This has got to be one of the worst articles ever.
  6. TwitchOSX macrumors 6502

    May 2, 2002
    Southern Oregon
    Talking about the apple connectors for mice and printers...

    The author mentioned that apple switched to the PC industry standard of USB.

    Uh.. No. USB came around and nobody was using it until Apple stuck it on the first iMac's. Then everybody else jumped on the bandwagon.

    This dude needs to get his facts straight before publishing things he obviously doesnt know a whole lot about.
  7. Longey Nowze macrumors regular

    Apr 18, 2001
    Amen to that! if only more people understood this!
  8. mrsebastian macrumors 6502a


    Nov 26, 2002
    sunny san diego
    short of getting into facts of the article, nor getting into the one or two button debate, the main point is apple is ready to take a big chunk out of the pc market. i think our friend steve has seen the light and realizes that if he wants to sell a crap load of macs, he will have to make it so that switchers have no reason not to. the mouse thing can be debated all day, but the simple fact is most people are used to a multi-button mouse.

    mouse aside, the switch to intel chips will probably be seen as the moment apple became a major market competitor. i'm no software engineer, but i would think anything that runs on a pc will probably not be too hard to port to mactel. which simply means that pc users that have wanted to use a mac, now really don't have to worry about any software issues, especially when vpc is slow as a dog.

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