Mouse: Logitech MX510 lasts since 2004 and is still as good as on the first day
Originally Posted by RealNC
Keyboard: Logitech Internet Navigator lasts since ~2003 and is also as good as on the first day
I'm not planning to replace the mouse or the keyboard in the next few years. I think your statement is a bit too general...
And that is supposed to convince me otherwise when I have seen their products last for years in corporate, educational, and personal settings over two decades? It tells me that you may either have a bad luck or are extremely hard on your equipment.
Originally Posted by RealNC
Support wise the guy responsible for the logitech kernel driver was very quick to reply and fix the bug i reported for my mouse.
And they replaced my mouse under warranty for a faulty switch.
The quality of Logitech may vary, some is too low, others are decent. But if you want quality keyboards you should try Das Keyboard or Filco.
Originally Posted by droste
Regarding mice, I've found some Razer mice to be quite good, but as with Logitech the quality might vary...
Make'm hurt logitech. Launch closed source drivers! I'm actually curious as to why more hardware makers don't release their drivers as closed source. That could really choke linux. Here Microsoft could use their stash to 'talk' to them. Where is the microsoft send them your ideas mail? By the way my name is Judas.
Actually, Logitech did support Linux users back in the days, with their Squeezebox WLAN music player : open source server (coded in PERL) and firmware, FLAC and OGG support, community friendly staff, official wiki, many GPL plugins.
It was also some really good piece of harware (good connectors, solid box).
They completely dropped this support last year, replacing high quality Squeezebox models by cheap UE "Smart Radio" models, designed to be controlled from Window 8/Tablet PC/OSX, without even a real configurable multi OS server. What they call "community" now is only a music based "social network", with no info for plugin dev and audiophiles.
I'm not saying "thank you" to Logitech because they added mouse/keyboard compatibility information on their website, while they dropped Linux support for their best audio product...
No. I'm only stating personal experience, like everybody else here.
Originally Posted by deanjo
I have some strange problems with Logitech mouse. I use a very generic Logitech B100 mouse. When I updated to Kernel 3.8 (linux-image-its-raring) on Ubuntu 12.04, my PC crashes with recursive kernel call when booted. Some inspection suggest the problem start just after the mouse is detected. I disconnect the mouse and the PC booted well. Also when I reconnect while the PC on, it don't crash. But when booting, if the mouse is connected, Kernel crash. A USB device can crash kernel is not what I expected from Linux.
G500 has THE worst scroll Wheel there is in any Mouse, from aby price range. Specifically - the three buttons tied to it. So, yeah, it lasts, making it a crap that lasts.
Originally Posted by Calinou
For those who don't know the G500's scroll wheel button needs a damn kilogram of force to actuate and this is only a sample of all of the problems with the wheel. Don't buy it before you fry it for yourself in a shop!
G500 is only this cheap because it's an old model.
As for the Linux support. I'll wait until it maniffests itself in the Linux, not on some website or boxes.