Are there good brands for computer mice?

Ethically produced would be top notch. Linux compatible is a must.

Mouse wants: wired and around 5 buttons would be grand, so I can go back and forwards in browser.

Retoots appreciated.

@athairbirb Linux compatibility should be easy as the USB standard already includes support for 2d pointing devices. As long as the mouse doesn't have 10 buttons or any unusual special functions…

@daniel_bohrer I was just aware that brands like Logitech and Razer often have incompatibilities with Linux for reasons unknown, maybe it is the massive number of buttons they have and for 'Gamer gear' reasons

@athairbirb @daniel_bohrer

I had a Razor Chroma [series of adjectives] that was just perfect. Then a button went flakey so I bought the most similar model I could find and it’s kind of infuriating. It works on Linux but is too fast by default (on Ubuntu 18, anyway—20 seems to have fixed it.) It also launches its own software installer when plugged into a Windows PC that tries to sell you on their own cryptocurrency.

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