[ubuntu-uk] keyboards

Kris Douglas webbox.uk at gmail.com
Mon Sep 1 14:08:18 BST 2008

On Mon, Sep 1, 2008 at 13:50, Robert McWilliam <rmcw at allmail.net> wrote:
> On Mon, Sep 01, 2008 at 01:14:23PM +0100, Farran wrote:
>> has anyone got any suggestions for a new keyboard?
> Keyboard preferences vary dramatically from person to person so
> recommendations aren't much use. I think keyboards are something where
> it can be worth paying more to get one from a shop so you get to try
> it out first (you can order them and send them back if you don't like
> them but it only takes a couple of iterations of that for the
> shipping charges to be more than the premium taken by an actual shop).
> My preference is for the keyboards in thinkpads, but I haven't found a
> desktop version of this yet.
> Any keyboard should work for the basic functionality since the
> interfaces are standardised. There can be issues with the extra
> shortcut buttons as the code they send seems to be chosen at random by
> manufacturers, but you can map them to what they are supposed to do
> manually.
>          Robert
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The Model M is a gorgeous keyboard, not necessarily in appearance..
but the quality.

I however, have a Logitech G15, an expensive unit, but very cool on
Linux, you can get the LCD working, the keys respond very well :)
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