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    Alt = Option on Windows Keyboard?
    The one thing I missed most when going Mac was the gaming hardware. I LOVED my G15 keyboard, but since I tossed my Windows system out, I sold that keyboard and started using an Apple Wired Keyboard for my Mac when I was home.

    But now Logitech has given the G15 Mac Support. It's still in Beta, but it looks promising.

    On my MBP, I have a Boot Camp Setup with Vista. The concern I have is that to enter the OS selection screen, I need to hold down the Option key. On a Windows Keyboard, does the "Alt" key takes its place? or will it not recognize it at all if I hold down the Alt key?

    I'm only asking because I don't have a USB Windows keyboard to test it, and if I was to rebuy a G15 keyboard, I need to know that it works in both Windows, Mac, but more importantly, Boot Camp.
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    You're correct. When using a Mac keyboard in Windows (or vice versa),

    Alt = Option
    Windows = Command

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    So that means I will be able to activate Boot Camp using a Windows Keyboard?
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    Quote Originally Posted by iLaw View Post
    So that means I will be able to activate Boot Camp using a Windows Keyboard?
    Shouldn't be a problem at all. Just hold down the Alt key.
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    Awesome. Thanks all for your input.

    I'm going to buy my new G15 today
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    Quote Originally Posted by iLaw View Post
    The one thing I missed most when going Mac was the gaming hardware. I LOVED my G15 keyboard, but since I tossed my Windows system out, I sold that keyboard and started using an Apple Wired Keyboard for my Mac when I was home.

    But now Logitech has given the G15 Mac Support. It's still in Beta, but it looks promising.

    On my MBP, I have a Boot Camp Setup with Vista. The concern I have is that to enter the OS selection screen, I need to hold down the Option key. On a Windows Keyboard, does the "Alt" key takes its place? or will it not recognize it at all if I hold down the Alt key?

    I'm only asking because I don't have a USB Windows keyboard to test it, and if I was to rebuy a G15 keyboard, I need to know that it works in both Windows, Mac, but more importantly, Boot Camp.
    You can use any USB keyboard on a MAC you just have to have it plugged into the correct USB slot, which is on the back of the tower, the lowest one. Put your USB mouse on the one above.
    Hold down on a windows USB keyboard the following -
    Windows = CMD Alt = Option
    Windows+Alt+P+R - flash the PRAM
    Hold down C to boot from CD ROM drive for install discs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dmstyres View Post
    You can use any USB keyboard on a MAC you just have to have it plugged into the correct USB slot, which is on the back of the tower, the lowest one. Put your USB mouse on the one above.
    Hold down on a windows USB keyboard the following -
    Windows = CMD Alt = Option
    Windows+Alt+P+R - flash the PRAM
    Hold down C to boot from CD ROM drive for install discs.
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