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Re: [Accessibility] keyboards

From: Chris Hofstader
Subject: Re: [Accessibility] keyboards
Date: Thu, 22 Jul 2010 07:16:38 -0400
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Once configured properly, a bunch of minor edits to hid_apple.conf, the full sized Apple USB keyboard works really well too. It sounds like your MS might be easier but I already have this one and, now that it's working well, I am reluctant to spend money on another keyboard at this time. I've also been told that there is a no name USB kb at newegg for about $13 that works great but shipping costs more than the keyboard itself.


On 07/21/2010 05:25 PM, Jeremy Whiting wrote:

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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