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Need more reason to NOT use Vista?

January 25th, 2007

… If you use a Logitech mouse you already got it! The company now officially made it clear on their support forums that there will be no support for Mouseware for Windows Vista. Instead they point their customers to use the generic mouse driver that ships with Vista. But have they told you that the mouse movement is much slower with that one, even on highest speed? Or that the middle mouse button will not work? I like my MX310 and don’t plan to buy a new one just for Vista because this mouse fits like a glove. The same goes for my soundcard. M-Audio hasn’t made any official statement about a Vista driver so far.
One might thank Microsoft for this mess because of their ridicolous protection mechanisms but then again companies like Wacom prove that developing Vista drivers for existing hardware isn’t impossible. Seems like Logitech jumped onto the ‘all new and shiny’ banwagon by presenting their newest Vista supporting products instead of writing some drivers for their existing customers! Oh right! I forgot to tell them that some customers like me are left handers and don’t want to use an ergonimic right hander mouse!
No Vista for me until this driver mess has seriously improved, and definitely no Logitech products for me for a while, thanks!

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  1. January 25th, 2007 at 16:54 | #1

    Mmm, good thing I read this post, cause I was pondering on buying Vista, with my Logitech Mouse. It’s sad that an A brand like Logitech chooses to ignore its current client base.

  2. Joakim Lindén
    February 21st, 2007 at 06:31 | #2

    “It’s sad that an A brand like Logitech chooses to ignore its current client base.”
    I would say, it’s courageous that they try to help their customers to keep away from a OS full of obstacles and pitfalls for the user.

  3. robert
    March 7th, 2007 at 01:12 | #3

    i have wanted to say this ever since downgrading from xp prof to vista,never again will i use another windows based machine,as soon as i can afford i am replacing all my laptops with macs,i have never come across such heap of useless pig excreta as vista,quick advice to the microsnot team,give up coding for ever and take up something useful,like chasing parked trucks.

  4. March 27th, 2007 at 11:48 | #4

    What LogiTech does not officially tell is that their SetPoint driver software actually supports the MX310 (and other legacy mice). There’s a tiny annoyance for left handers though … if you switch mouse buttons you have to run the Setpoint Tray-app at boot, no matter you use it for button configuration or not. Otherwise the mouse buttons are reset again after every fresh boot.

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