[thelist] OT: Need a new laptop for development...

Jono Jono at charlestonwebsolutions.com
Mon Feb 4 20:19:22 CST 2008

The Apple mouse has a right-click which is configurable in the System 
options.  Apple's mouse looks like it has one button, but it actually 
has 5: left, right, scroll wheel (more of a scroll ball) and then a 
secondary left and right button.

Personally, I have opted for a Logitech mouse for my Mac and have never 
used the Apple stock mouse, except for in Best Buy and Apple Stores.

As for the laptop, coming from a Mac guy who has had to use a Dell for 
the past 2.5 years (at full time job), I recommend a MacBook Pro.  
Stability-wise, there is not contest.  The Dell crashes way more often 
than my Mac and I run the Mac much harder.  That might just be me;  I 
tend to run a lot of apps at once, that's how I like to work...be it on 
a Mac or a PC.

Nan Harbison wrote:
> ...I was just using my sister's Mac, which she loves. But I am not sure I could
> handle the lack of a right-click mouse! How do you do all the right click
> stuff on a Mac anyway? 


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