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Logitech on the up amidst Microsoft bid talk

In the world of computer users, there are two types of mouse and keyboard users – those who prefer Microsoft and those who prefer Logitech. Oddly enough, Microsoft itself may prefer Logitech as stock traders speculated that the software giant would launch a takeover bid for the Swiss-based peripherals maker.

Shares of Logitech surged up to 12 percent based on the trader talk, despite comments from Logitech’s Daniel Borel expressing no desire to sell his stake in the company.

"I am a co-founder of Logitech. Would you be willing to sell your child?" Borel told Reuters in an interview. "I have no reason to sell. But I will not be the one to decide. I own only some 6 percent so I will neither enable nor prevent a sale of Logitech."

Buzz circulated in the market that Microsoft prepared a takeover bid of 48 francs per share for Logitech. "Rumours are rumours. I can't make any specific comment on them," Borel added.

Not everyone believes that the Logitech shares jump is a result of an impending takeover. "Today's share price rise is probably more related to a rebound in the market than any rumours," said an analyst at bank Vontobel.

Furthermore, even if Microsoft were interested in buying Logitech, the company would first need to overcome antitrust regulatory issues.

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RE: Monopoly much?
By Brockway on 1/12/2008 12:55:56 AM , Rating: 2
I have this problem too with their bluetooth laser intellimouse. You can accidently click it while scrolling, and you can accidently scroll while clicking. Its annoying as heck, especially since its a $70 mouse. I forget the designation, but its the grey steel one.

RE: Monopoly much?
By StevoLincolnite on 1/12/2008 2:05:27 PM , Rating: 2
And I'm still using a 5-Din Pin keyboard without that blasted Windows Key!
Seriously, Play a game and when you are button mashing trying to survive in an fps and you hit it on accident... Well I don't know about anyone else but all hell breaks loose on my end.

RE: Monopoly much?
By Clauzii on 1/14/2008 6:10:35 AM , Rating: 2
If on XP, You'll need this:

To disable use of the WIN-key in XP, open the registry and navigate to:

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEM\CurrentControlSetContro l\
Keyboard Layout].

Find the value 'Scancode Map'. Set its value to:

"00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 03 00 00 00 00 00 5B E0 00 00 5C E0 00 00 00 00"

RE: Monopoly much?
By dayanth on 1/14/2008 7:02:35 AM , Rating: 2
Well, INSTEAD of destroying your registry with editing it by hand, you can just go into your Control Panel->Keyboard->Key Settings Tab.

Then edit what the keys will or won't do on your Win-Key featured keyboard. :-)

RE: Monopoly much?
By spudboy23 on 1/14/2008 8:03:20 PM , Rating: 2
um, i edit the registry at least once a week on various machines and i have yet to "destroy" any of them. idk what is with the fear-mongering that people do about stuff like this. many KB articles on MS support site specifically tell you to edit the registry for resolution of various problems.

RE: Monopoly much?
By Vanilla Thunder on 1/14/2008 11:56:37 AM , Rating: 2
Or you can pickup a Logitech G11/15 which has a "gaming mode" switch that disables the Windows button on your board.


RE: Monopoly much?
By tastyratz on 1/15/08, Rating: 0
RE: Monopoly much?
By StevoLincolnite on 1/22/2008 5:31:04 AM , Rating: 4
I Apologies if no one is exactly perfect like you're self, and never make mistakes. - Maybe you might grow out of that ignorance one day.

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