Microsoft Announces Mac OS X Drivers Available for Entire Hardware Line

REDMOND, Wash., April 16, 2002 — Microsoft Corp. today announced that in response to growing customer demand, Macintosh OS X drivers are available for the popular Microsoft® line of keyboards, mouse products and trackballs. Todays news extends compatibility of the entire Microsoft hardware line to the latest Macintosh operating system.

Now Mac customers can experience the entire line of Microsofts comfortable, stylish and high-performance mouse products and keyboards, including Office Keyboard, Wireless IntelliMouse® Explorer, Natural® Keyboard Pro, Internet Keyboard Pro and IntelliMouse Optical.

“Mac users have overwhelmingly told us they wanted complete functionality with our hardware as soon as the new Mac operating system entered the market,”
said Christy Hughes, keyboard product manager at Microsoft.
“Were proud to deliver our sophisticated and innovative line of hardware products to Mac users, who demand the epitome of stylish hardware.”

Starting today, users can download Mac drivers from /keyboard/ , or . The new keyboard driver will work with the Macintosh operating system OS X, versions 10.1.2 and 10.1.3.

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