| >In contrast Windows (and most other fine OS’s) >offer control of the mouse through separate speed >and acceleration settings.
OK, but also take a look to
in the registry.
There are there some undocumented features:
MouseThreshold1 and MouseThreshold2
They have a similar way of working than the ones in X.
On the other hand, when I started using Linux, I had problems like the ones you mention: you’ll get used to it when you find the appropiate values for you. And, if you use a laptop (or a large screen), try to use the sloppy focus option if your window manager supports it, you’ll love it!