Evolution of the Apple Mouse
pat at computer-refuge.org
Sun Oct 3 15:10:02 CDT 2010
On Sunday, October 03, 2010, Tony Duell wrote:
> > Helpful with text editing, occasionally. I used MS-Word 4.0 for DOS
> > on a few PCs with mice but no GUI.
> > Not really worth the effort, though, to be fair.
> I don;t think vi will make use of a mouse...
Look at "GPM." It's been available for Linux "forever" (at least since
the days of 2.0.x kernel-based distributions), and lets you use a mouse
to copy/paste on a Linux text console. I haven't tried, but suspect it
would work with an MDA just fine, because it uses the Linux console
You should be able to use it with an PC "serial mouse" or "bus mouse" on
your hacked-up PC/AT. (I'm sure you at least have some serial ports on
the box even if you don't have a free ISA slot to shove a bus mouse card
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