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I too apologize, mouser, for the hijack.  I am so glad I clicked on this when I saw it in my email. I am ready to try Linux,  have always wanted to and now I believe this is the best opportunity to do that since I have 2 towers going.  I will check out what you have said on Pop!_OS,  has to be better than this awful, slow windows 10.  I will have to let you know how it goes. Thanks again Shader
I did originally answered because I use a trackball mouse since I had an elbow injury and the College I was attending while in rehab gave me a Windows Explorer Trackball mouse to use so I could get more work done on a computer.  A regular mouse just kills my wrist and arm after a short bit. I have tried so many different types and brands,  but none work as well for me as The Logitech.  They do not make them anymore because of a copyright problem someone squawked about. 

I have been using Help geek and howtogeek to try and speed win 10 up,  but it is a slug and has many tele programs to Mama Microsoft.I have also used Tom's Hardware for information on getting my new gear to work with 7. My take was that the Motherboard was the hold up,  but it may be the processor too.  I haven't tried Hyper yet,  but will be looking at that tomorrow. My old tower has win 7 , an AMD processor, and  ASRock FM2A85X Extreme6 MB with the UEFI bios ,  so I have some experience playing with that and it is much better than the old Bios set up. I also remember seeing where somebody did get a Rysen 3900 to work with 7,  so there is hope.  Really wouldn't mind Win 10 if it wasn't so buggy and horrible updates.  I only went that way because a few new games won't run on anything but windows 10. I did see the USB 2.0 connectors on the board when I built it,  will need to read up on win 7 having a problem with USB 3.0,  because I was sure I have a couple of 3.0 slots on my old board and haven't had any problems,  plus I have it loaded with hubs so I can run everything.  I now have a lot more to look at,  Thanks for the info Shades,  it is always appreciated

I have been checking that out since I have a new tower I built with Windows 10 that I hate.  I want to use my win 7 ultimate ,  but it seems my MB , Prime X570, doesn't have the USB drivers.  I want to use it and the Rysen 3600, 32 gig memory, plus ssd drives to play my games and work on the net.  I think the USB is the only thing stopping win 7 from working,  but I will know soon.

Thanks for the information, Shades.

I too have replaced some of the left click switches,  but I like the Optical trackman T-RB22,  can't really get used to the ball on the side on the M570 it's just not the same.  I had a Microsoft Trackball Explorer,  but they stopped support on that one too. The new Deft Trackball by Elecom is kinda nice too comes corded and wireless,  and the price is better at about $60.00 US. I always keep an old logitech corded standard mouse for those times I need to reinstall Windows or do some MBR building since Windows doesn't have USB support when booting

I have always used a Opitical wireless trackball mouse, Logitech, and have found that you cannot have anything metal in the direct line of the sender and receiver.  It will start to act erratic and slow,  so I make sure the path is clear and clean any dirt or lint from the ball points.  Make sure you have the latest Set Point drivers and should be good.  I tried Bluetooth mice,  but thought they were to touchy with their signal. I have used the trackball because of an elbow injury that restricts my wrist and arm movement since about 1997.  Hope you find a good solution.  Logitech no longer makes my mouse,  so I have several i bought on eBay on auction since they go for $200--$500 a pop.

DC Gamer Club / Re: Hawken beta sign-up
« on: March 25, 2020, 02:02 PM »
I played this and it was fun,  but they decided to go console only ,(playstation and xbox), and shut down the servers for PC.  So the age will most likely not matter.

The mouse pics were a good one mouser. I had a elbow injury years ago and switched to trackball mice.  Started with the Microsoft Explorer trackball,  then got a Logitech Optical Trackman.  As with many Logitech trackball the left click seems to go first.  I have seen where people have fixed them with a piece of tape on the inside right on the switch. Some have tried replacing the switch,  but like was said here,  the switches available are usually cheap and don't last.  The mouse can sometimes be found on line,  but the prices are outrageous at $500.00 or more.  I have managed to get about 8 now by watching Ebay and getting lucky most for about $50. I have seen a trackball, Deft by Elecom,  bought one and it is probably as close to the Logitech Trackman as I have seen and comes corded or wireless,  and is about $50.00.  I game a lot and wear out my mice too,  but can't use a standard mouse for any length of time. The newer gaming mice aren't for me and they cost too much.  Where to find a good mouse,  I am still looking. Logitech has some good stuff but they just don't last.  Now my Logitech G910 keyboard is great and I have been pounding on it for a few years,  but then it was a bit more money.

I am trying to keep myself busy with more games,  built myself a racing simulator,  and lots of woodworking projects. Thanks for the welcome.

Living Room / Re: US Internet providers - suggestions needed
« on: April 03, 2018, 07:13 PM »
Where we are its Spectrum,  but we are getting 100mbps for about 30-40 a month no contract now.  AT&T gets about 6mbps and suck,  so yes Charter/Spectrum have a monopoly on the internet,  but so does our local utility for garbage, electric, water, waste water for everything else and they love to gouge.  They know you are stuck.  I hate it when mean people do mean stuff just because they can.

Hello all I am another mouse, mouse53.  I am from Redding,California ,USA. We are about 2 hours from the Oregon border and it gets really hot here in the summer,  like about 110 or more.  I am now retired at 65,  never thought I would be this old, lol.  I was a Sheetmetal Worker for many years,  a tree trimmer for a utility company trimming the trees away from the high power lines, made corrugated pipe for a while,  did HVAC installations running crews installing the duct and equipment in new homes and commercial jobs,  and was a Maintenance Tech the last 12 years repairing everything in the home for a property management company.  Had my own repair business for a while,  doing cabinets,  carpentry,  plumbing,  and light electrical.  Went back to college in 1996,  got a degree in business,  am HVAC Certified Universal for the EPA,  and a certified Pool Operator for swimming pools and spas. And I still don't know what I want to be when i grow up. I know that seems like a lot,  but spans 49 years of working. Have 3 ex-wifes,  4 sons all grown,  and 7 grandkids. I got into computers late,  like 1996,  love gaming,  Armored Warfare,  Firefall,  Couterstrike Global Op, Defiance,  All of the Myst series ,  URU online,  and Obduction.

I think mouser is doing a great job and hope to continue helping when I can.Will have to find my pics and post some here. You all seem like a nice bunch here.

As always great talent and some good programs.  Thanks to mouser and all the people who participated.

DC Gamer Club / Re: Headset recommendations
« on: March 27, 2013, 01:53 AM »
I have excellent luck with Koss.  I have had 2 sets of SB 30s and now use a SB 40.  They guarantee unconditionally any of their products purchased since 1989 if my memory serves me well.  I use them for gaming almost everyday.  The cost is around 29--39 a pair.  The only reason I have 2 sets of SB 30s is because I was too lazy to send the first set in after my dog ate the plug end off,  my bad. The first set they replaced for free after one earpiece broke off after 10 years of use.  No questions,  just a new pair.

Living Room / Re: Olympic coverage this year SUCKS!
« on: August 07, 2012, 11:48 PM »
I will add that from what I have heard,  since I won't waste time watching the garbage,  the judging has been questionable even to those watching at home.

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