I have two computers on my desk. I have my iMac (20″, 2.4 GHz Core Duo) that I use on a daily basis, but then also I have some Compaq laptop I use for development purposes, when I need access to other operating systems. Up until now, as a rule I’ve used my old trackball on the new laptop. Well, in general there’s a reason my old trackball is my old trackball: it doesn’t work well anymore. And I’ve gotten tired of the old one not working well, in this case my (second) Kensington Orbit trackball.
Well, I’ve been interested in the Apple Magic Trackpad. It’s a fascinating concept to me. It’s genuine innovation and I hope it succeeds well. So, I bought one to try out with my laptop. Oops: this miserable Windows box doesn’t have built-in Bluetooth support, something I’ve grown accustomed to in Mac land. I’d already spent the money, so I got bold: I attached my beloved Kensington Expert Mouse (complete with buttons 3 and 4 configured to activate Expose and Spaces respectively) and put it on the laptop, then configured my Magic Trackpad to use with my iMac!
I had to give it a fair try.
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