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Grunthaner
Oct 20, 2012, 06:52 AM
Hi Everyone,
I am looking to replace my keyboard on my iMac G5 PPC. I understand the aluminum ones need software to get the new configuration working. Is there any other keyboards that do not have to do this? I would also consider third party products.
Thanks Linda



Nameci
Oct 20, 2012, 06:56 AM
The apple aluminum keyboard will work just fine with your iMac G5.

AQUADock
Oct 20, 2012, 08:04 AM
I second the Apple keyboard or if you want Logitech keyboards are also good.

Guiyon
Oct 20, 2012, 08:31 AM
Any USB keyboard should work fine. I've heard lots of good things about Newegg's Rosewell series of mechanical keyboards (RK-9000*), haven't tried one out yet myself, though (still beating on my BlackWidow and various Filco keyboards)

Starfighter
Oct 20, 2012, 12:28 PM
The apple aluminum keyboard will work just fine with your iMac G5.

Isn't that just partly true? The MB110LL/A one does work with 10.4/10.5 but MB110LL/B, which is identical on the outside, requires 10.6.8. Right? So if one happens to buy the B version without knowing it - the F-keys will not function properly.

Nameci
Oct 20, 2012, 06:18 PM
Isn't that just partly true? The MB110LL/A one does work with 10.4/10.5 but MB110LL/B, which is identical on the outside, requires 10.6.8. Right? So if one happens to buy the B version without knowing it - the F-keys will not function properly.

As I have stated it will work just fine with a few annoyances on the function keys.

http://store.apple.com/us/question/answers/product/MB110LL/B?pqid=QTX42DXHCUT94PHXJHXCC72CYAXYU7XXYUPK9UFC74K27FPKF

Starfighter
Oct 21, 2012, 01:31 AM
I also read that link prior to this thread and that's why I wouldn't say it "works just fine", and you did actually not mention the software needed. That's why I thought you meant "everything works fine right out of the box", but now I know you didn't. We're on the same page, group hug! ;)