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Re: [Accessibility] keyboards

From: Jeremy Whiting
Subject: Re: [Accessibility] keyboards
Date: Wed, 21 Jul 2010 15:25:12 -0600

On Wed, Jul 21, 2010 at 3:08 PM, Eric S. Johansson <address@hidden> wrote:
 On 7/18/2010 7:59 AM, Christian Hofstader wrote:
An Apple  keyboard on my Acer laptop whose keys are falling off feels a lot like putting a Ferrari steering wheel on a used Pinto. A $300 laptop is a nice price but a crumbling keyboard is pretty annoying. but the laptop runs GNU/Linux distros really well. Windows is an absolute dog on this thing and it is the OS that comes with the system by default.

on my acer, I have a dead - key.  I'm now using a ms mobile 6000 bluetooth keyboard as a replacement.  I consider it a significantly better keyboard than anything on the market because it's flat, keystrokes are light, and small enough to fit in a laptop case. All that for something like $80. I have been looking for years to find good quality keyboards and this one is light years ahead of the competition.

And in case you're worried, despite the Microsoft parentage, it works well with Linux.  In fact, the whole installation process was so unlike Microsoft that I had to check twice it came from the same company.

Indeed, I've been avoiding MS hardware for years, but it seems I shouldn't have.  The biggest software company in the world makes good hardware, how ironic ;)


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