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Just a note, Macs (with OS X) do support a two-button mouse + scroll wheel.
I have a Mighty Mouse, and it's two-button with a scroll ball and
everything. Though I'd recommend just getting a normal mouse, the MM isn't
that great.

On 11/21/05, Sam Kong <sam.s.kong / gmail.com> wrote:
>
> Hello, Ruby people!
>
> This is not about Ruby itself but about OS.
> The reason that I ask this question in this group is that I've been
> motivated to use other OS's than Windows by this group while I learned
> Ruby.
> Thus the people in this group can answer my question very well.
> Also, I feel very comfortable with people in this group, even if I
> don't know them personally.
> (I feel like they are my friends.)
> This question is not meant to bring flame wars!
>
> I use Windows at my work and home.
> Of course, I tried several linux OS's (RedHat, SUSE, Debian, Gentoo,
> Ubuntu) and this year I even purchased Mini Mac.
> However, I haven't succeeded to make myself used to these OS's.
>
> I have some questions to linux users and Mac users.
>
> 1. When you use Ruby on Linux or just in general on Linux, do you use
> text-mode or graphic-mode?
>
> 2. I've never succeeded to make my laptops work perfectly on Linux.
> Sometimes, network card is not working, other times, USB is not
> recognized, or Sound card is not working. I've tried on 5 different
> laptops with different Linux but none was perfect. How do you overcome
> this problem? Well... if you use just a text-mode, this might not be a
> problem.
>
> 3. For Mac users, do you feel OK with the simple mouse? Probably I'm
> too accustomed to Windows mouse. Whenever I use Mac, I miss the
> right-button and scroll-wheel.
>
> If anybody has experience of moving from Windows to Linux or Mac,
> please share the success story.
>
> Thanks.
>
> Sam
>
>
>

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