Best Mac + Linux programmers keyboard

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by acidity, Mar 8, 2007.

  1. acidity macrumors regular

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    Ok, so I bought a new 20" display screen. Now I use that as an output to my Mac or as an output for a standalone Linux box.

    I want to use the same keyboard for both the setup. I code a lot.

    So which keyboard do you people suggest to buy so that the transition between mac and linux keyboard layout is least.
     
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  3. epochblue macrumors 68000

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    I don't think there's any difference between the layouts, honestly. The only thing I can see being different is that if you buy a non-Apple keyboard, you'll have a Windows key instead of a Apple/Command key.

    My mother uses a Windows keyboard with her Mac and the Windows key, I believe, maps to the Command key automatically.

    So, really, as long as your keyboard is USB (because Macs haven't had PS/2 ports for quite some time), you should be just fine; pick whatever keyboard makes you happy.

    Of course, if you're really hardcore, you could always check out the Happy Hacking keyboard ;)
     
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  5. Dunepilot macrumors 6502a

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    Just out of interest - Macs had Apple Desktop Bus, not PS/2 ports in the days before USB. As far as I'm aware, no Mac (except maybe the ones in the labs while they were preparing OSX Intel) has ever had a PS/2 port.
     
  6. epochblue macrumors 68000

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    Oh yeah :) I knew about that bus, but I thought a couple of the desktops, at some point, had PS/2 ports....guess I was mistaken...
     
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  8. acidity thread starter macrumors regular

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    ****, 90USD for a keyboard. Thats expensive.....but I think I will give it a try. Do you use it with your Mac??
     
  9. ee99ee macrumors 6502

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    Interesting keyboard... I wish they had a split keyboard model. :)
     

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