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: Oh no!
by license_2_blather on Thu 14th Jan 2010 23:17 UTC in reply to "Oh no!"
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2006-02-05

Check out Unicomp (http://pckeyboards.stores.yahoo.net). They bought the design from IBM and continue to make those wonderful clackety keyboards in various newer form factors, as well as native USB. I found them and bought one when I too noticed that my Model M didn't work too well with any PS2->USB converter I had. Love it.

I just bought a Deck keyboard, to get backlit keys in a quality keyboard, and while it's well made, I still prefer the Unicomp.

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RE[2]: Oh no!
by MamiyaOtaru on Fri 15th Jan 2010 08:58 in reply to "RE: Oh no!"
MamiyaOtaru Member since:
2005-11-11

I use sysrq occasionally in Linux to sync the filesystem and shutdown safely when everything on screen is frozen. It's a nice failsafe. alt-sysrq r e i s u b ;) Of course, I'd rather not ever have to use it.

I just bought a Deck keyboard, to get backlit keys in a quality keyboard, and while it's well made, I still prefer the Unicomp.

I love my Deck. Did you get one with tactile or linear switches?

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