Recommend Programmable Mouse with Linux Drivers

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  1. Antilope

    Antilope MDL Member

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    #1 Antilope, Nov 1, 2015
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  2. John Sutherland

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  3. Antilope

    Antilope MDL Member

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    John, thanks for your very detailed and helpful reply. I will be giving this a try.

    Lately, I've been spending 95% of the time in Linux and only about 5% in Windows 10. Amazing how smoothly my system operates in Linux.
     
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  4. thorin0815

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    Same for me, but with 99% of my time in Linux because I don't play games at the moment. I'm wondering why I haven't switched earlier. Well, thanks to Microsoft and their Windows 10 for forcing me to look for alternatives. ;)
     
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  5. ausernamenoonehas

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    Same here. Windows 10 was released, and that was the final straw, been using Linux since. Windows 8 for gaming, but not gaming as often as I use too.

    As far as mice go, I'm using the Logitech G400s and everything works except for button 8, which can be programmed with a bunch of different functions. I always used the "close program" which meant one click to close any open window on screen. Great for web surfing.

    I sent Logitech an email asking if there would ever be software released for Linux users and never received an answer. My next mouse won't be a Logitech product.

    I did read a bunch of stuff about being able to program any mouse yourself, looked into it a bit but it was like 4 pages of instructions and no guarantees anyway.

    Kind of hoping a single woman who looks like Salma Hayek and is a Linux guru moves in next door ...
     
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  6. John Sutherland

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    I've been using Linux in one form or another for about two and a half years now, and I've been a member of the Linux Mint forum for close to two years. And I couldn't help but notice the surge of new members in the forum since the release of Windows 10. One thing I find a bit surprising is this: Most people still ask about how to install Linux Mint in order to dual boot with Windows. But I've also noticed a new and growing trend: there seems to be more and more people who are seeking to install Linux Mint as a "stand-alone" operating system.

    I know Microsoft claims that there are currently 15 million people who have installed Windows 10, but I would be curious to see just how many of those 15 million have tried Windows 10 only to uninstall it and reinstall a previous version of Windows, or venture into trying Linux as well. I think we are witnessing a trend away from Windows that began with Windows 8 and has only been amplified by the release of Windows 10. I'm not claiming it's tsunami-like in it's proportions, but just a slow and ever increasing number of people who are seeking an alternative OS to Windows.
     
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