Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 14th Jan 2010 11:37 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems It's funny how while software changes so fast, and many hardware components evolve at ridiculously fast paces (processors, memory, hard drives), the keyboard has remained largely unchanged over the years - until recently, that is. Even Lenovo has now buckled under the pressure, switching to a chiclet-style keyboard for ThinkPads - while also removing the SysReq key.
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RE: (Un)Neccessary keys
by jgagnon on Thu 14th Jan 2010 19:25 UTC in reply to "(Un)Neccessary keys"
jgagnon
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2008-06-24

I haven't used the Break key since my DOS days (usually in conjunction with the Ctrl key). It was used to preemptively terminate running applications. It was implemented as a system call (or interrupt) if I remember correctly, but it could be blocked/ignored by an application.

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