Old type IBM Keyboard usage with Apple

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

  1. Don.Key macrumors regular

    Jan 11, 2005

    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?


  2. ryan42 macrumors 6502


    Dec 3, 2003
    Near Houston, TX
    not an answer to your question but
    IBM MODEL-M KEYBOARDS ROCK! :cool: :cool: :cool:
  3. dotdotdot macrumors 68020

    Jan 23, 2005
    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

    May 19, 2002
    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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