Old type IBM Keyboard usage with Apple

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by Don.Key, Apr 30, 2005.

  1. Don.Key macrumors regular

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    Hi,

    Can a old style 102-key PC keyboard be a real replacement for the one from Apple?

    I am an absolute fan of the "old school" IBM M-Type keyboards, the ones which also can be used as a weapon. (http://www.clickykeyboards.com/index.cfm/fa/items.main/parentcat/11067/subcatid/0/id/139767)

    Recently I got a mini as a present (first Apple) and so far I can see that it works with it when connected via PS2->USB Adapter, I just wonder what about all those special keys found on Apple keyboards, can they be replicated by some special keytrokes?

    Thanks

    Don
     
  2. ryan42 macrumors 6502

    ryan42

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    not an answer to your question but
    IBM MODEL-M KEYBOARDS ROCK! :cool: :cool: :cool:
     
  3. dotdotdot macrumors 68020

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    Why do people like these?

    Apple keyboards are by far the best I ever used - so much so that I purchased one with my own money for a Windows XP computer.
     
  4. Sun Baked macrumors G5

    Sun Baked

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    They like keyboards with tactile response, so they can feel the click.

    I plugged in an old Apple ADB keyboard, and it was noisier than crap.

    I'll take the newer quite keyboards -- heck you'd wake everybody up with the old keyboards at night.
     

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