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    Mouse and Keyboard

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    Mouse and Keyboard
    I'm partial to the standard PC keyboards and mice
    and was wondering if there's any problem with
    using a cordless optical mouse designed for PCs
    with the Mac. I'm placing an order at XPC gear for
    a few keyboards and a notebook drive enclosure
    and may add at least a Microsoft optical mouse to
    the order. I like to keep spare parts at home so
    it would just be a spare if it didn't work but I have
    seen some third-party mice at CompUSA in the
    Apple section before.

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    Mouse and Keyboard
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    Specs:
    2GHz Mac Mini 2GB RAM 160GB 10.6.2 | MDD DP 1.25GHz G4 1.5GB RAM 10.4.11 | 233MHz iMac G3 10.3.9
    If its USB, and you're using OSX, you can use any mouse you wish

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    Mouse and Keyboard

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    My Microsoft wireless keyboard/mouse combo works great with my mac. Install microsofts drivers so all the buttons work, like the 3rd and 4th buttons. 2 mouse buttons and a scroll wheel will work without extra software though.

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    Mouse and Keyboard

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    Cool. Do the PowerMacs come with a zillion USB ports on them? Time to place an order at xpcgear.com.

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    Mouse and Keyboard

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    Quote Originally Posted by mmoy
    Cool. Do the PowerMacs come with a zillion USB ports on them? Time to place an order at xpcgear.com.
    Only 3

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    Mouse and Keyboard

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    Stopped by CompUSA. It appears that there are two in the front and three in the back.
    Couldn't fully verify the three in the back but they appeared thin enough to be USB.

    One other thing that I noticed is that I ran a Javascript benchmark on a 1.3 Ghz Powerbook. Performance results were terrible on Safari and Internet Explorer coming in at over ten times longer than my AMD 2.0 Ghz notebook running Firefox.

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