Cursor acceleration under Mac OS X

I've bought recently a Macbook Pro and was very annoyed by the cursor acceleration of Mac OS X: Either the mouse cursor was moving very slowly or (if you moved the mouse faster) jumped nearly from one screen edge to another.

Luckily I could solve this problem now. You can download a file name "killmouseaccel.tar.gz" from this forum thread (somewhere in the middle). It contains the program killmouseaccel. You have to start it from a terminal:

/path/to/killmouseaccel mouse

Instead of "mouse" you can also specify "trackpad" or even both. For me this program works very well and it is free unlike most other solutions (e.g. USBOverdrive or SteerMouse).