Mac peripheral maker MacAlly has released a new beta version of a Mac OS X-compatible driver for its mouse and keyboard products. The company noted that the driver is a beta version and is thus intended only for evaluation and testing purposes.
The driver is compatible with MacAlly’s line of USB-based mouse keyboard products, including both mechanical and optimal mice, travel-sized mice and desktop mice.
The download includes an application called “MacAlly Mouse.” Double clicking on this application automatically generates .kext and .pref files in their appropriate locations with the Mac OS X system structure. “Due to the security implementation of OS X, you can not delete these files unless booted from ‘root’ mode,” noted MacAlly. “The easy way around is boot from OS9 and remove the files from their folder.”
System requirements call for a PowerPC-based Mac supported by Mac OS X 10.1 or higher. MacAlly noted that speed control is not complete in this public beta release version; the company expects to make some minor adjustments in the final release.
Bugs should be reported to MacAlly Tech Support.