[clug] [OT] quest for keyboards [SEC=PERSONAL]

Roppola, Antti - ABARE/BRS Antti.Roppola at daff.gov.au
Mon Feb 1 20:10:18 MST 2010

My regular keyboard at home is an older Apple keyboard with regular
keys, not the current revsion with low profile "chiclet" style keys.
It's very nice, but I tend to use my laptop mostly these days so I can't
tel you how good it is with extended use.

I also keep a stash of IBM Model M keyboards, no other keyboard has
proven as robust. I find them very nice to type on. Definitely the '57
Chevvy of keyboards and getting harder to find in good condition.

Overall, I find *any* brand name keyboard tends to be better than random
beige ones.


-----Original Message-----
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[mailto:linux-bounces at lists.samba.org] On Behalf Of Alex Satrapa
Sent: Tuesday, 2 February 2010 10:07 AM
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Subject: Re: [clug] [OT] quest for keyboards

On 02/02/2010, at 08:59 , Andreas Bauer wrote:

> So, what keyboards can you recommend for someone who types *a lot*, 
> where did you buy yours?

I used to be a big fan of the Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000,
but now I find the Apple Keyboard is my favourite. No it's not
ergonomic, no it doesn't have the fancy leatherette wrist rest, but it's
much nicer to actually type on.

Now if only Microsoft would release a MS NEK which is the same design
but with the Scrabble(tm)-tile keys like the Apple keyboard, I'd be in

Many people still claim the long-travel + loud-click keyboards are
wonderful, but I wonder how much of that is due to having learned to
program and type on those keyboards? I bet they still program in
monospace fonts too, because that's how it was done in the old days.


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