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[OT] Mice (was: PS/2 mouse vs USB mouse)

On Tue, 07 Jun 2011 14:16:33 -0400, KS wrote:

> On 07/06/11 01:52 PM, Camaleón wrote:
>> On Tue, 07 Jun 2011 12:41:19 -0500, Ron Johnson wrote:
>>> On 06/07/2011 12:37 PM, Lisi wrote:
>>>> On Tuesday 07 June 2011 14:23:19 Camaleón wrote:
>>>>>   I'm using a PS/2 mouse with Debian and
>>>>> works very well.
>>>> +1  Moreover, it has a ball not a light.  I dread the day it dies!!
>>> You *like* ball mice?
>> Mine also have such "dinosaurian" piece of hardware ball... and I'll
>> say more, it's manufactured from Microsoft (IntelliMouse 1.3A) O:-)
> Off topic but .... I picked up a Logitech M515 last weekend to give it a
> whirl. USB wireless* mouse with sealed bottom and moves cursor if you
> hold it properly. I do have a roller ball Logitech mouse on another
> machine. It wouldn't take a second if had to change it with an optical
> or more recently a laser mouse.

I still see some disadvantages for laser or BlueTrack based mice:

1/ They do not work on crystal or clear surfaces

2/ I find batteries (even rechargable) a PITA :-)

3/ There are also some security concerns in using wireless for input 
devices but nowadays I think the data flow between sender and receiver 
units can be encrypted

For sporadic usage or to use with notebooks/netbooks/ipods/ipads/tables,  
they can be nice and convenient. 

For intensive usage, heck... leave me with my Cherry corded keyboard with 
a weight of ~1,8 kg and its characteristic "clack, clack" sound ;-)



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