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Old 08-18-2004, 10:43 PM   #1
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Linux keyboard---Finally!


Cherry will offer Linux keyboard

Publication:
Tom's Hardware Guide
Date: Aug 18 2004

Cherry confirmed that it will offer a keyboard featuring Linux-specific functions in September. Most important, Linux users won't have to deal with the Windows flag on their keyboard anymore but can open their start menu by pressing a Tux key.

Read comments---http://www.tomshardware.com/hardnews...17_142635.html
 
Old 08-18-2004, 10:53 PM   #2
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Well unless its wireless or something really really special (Other then not having to stare at a windows logo) I do not think its worth the 48 bucks. But thats just me and I am but a poor cheap college student.

it would be neat to have the extra buttons be able to function. Hopefully it will catch on.
 
Old 08-18-2004, 11:28 PM   #3
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I guess the crtl, alt, and Del. keys wont have to be made of more durable material than all the other keys anymore.
 
Old 08-19-2004, 01:49 AM   #4
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not is ctrl, alt, backspace for all the frustrations in installing ATI drivers. anyway, a company should sell stickers to cover the windows keys with a tux instead of making me buy a new keyboard. i like theis microsoft keyboard too much.
 
Old 08-19-2004, 10:36 AM   #5
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Isnt the high price due to the inclusion of Suse 9.1 (normally more than that by itself i think).
 
Old 08-19-2004, 11:09 AM   #6
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Originally posted by stabile007
Well unless its wireless or something really really special (Other then not having to stare at a windows logo) I do not think its worth the 48 bucks. But thats just me and I am but a poor cheap college student.

it would be neat to have the extra buttons be able to function. Hopefully it will catch on.
whether i was rich or poor, I would never pay $48 for a keyboard... wireless or not. But, it is a cool idea.
 
Old 08-20-2004, 02:04 AM   #7
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I paid $16 for the one I have now, and thought it was a little overpriced =o)
But the 2 windows keys, plus Alt and Ctrl, give me more than enough customization without the need for additional software
 
Old 08-20-2004, 02:18 AM   #8
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Instead of a flying Windows logo, the Linux keyboard will feature the Linux Penguin Tux. "We found the Linux users especially dislike the fact to permanently have to look at the Windows logo," Kummer said
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Well, at least that's true. Maybe one should try writing to Logitech and ask them if they are willing to produce replacement keys for Windows keys - one could pry them off and replace them with the proper Tuxy look...
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Linux users [...] can open their start menu by pressing a Tux key.
A Flux user myself, almost all main functions are tied to keyboard shortcuts, and I have a "Run program" shortcut (fbrun). In WinXP, there is no point in not using the Windows button. In Linux, I don't see the point in using it.
 
Old 08-20-2004, 02:28 AM   #9
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in enlightenment ^, the windows key does somehting important, i dont remember what, but it was important. in both kde and windows however, i find it pretty useless. its easier to click the start menu than move my hand to the keyboard. also, i use quicklaunch icons mainly, so i dont use the start menu or kde menu.
 
Old 08-20-2004, 10:20 AM   #10
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Originally posted by OSourceDiplomat
.A Flux user myself, almost all main functions are tied to keyboard shortcuts, and I have a "Run program" shortcut (fbrun). In WinXP, there is no point in not using the Windows button. In Linux, I don't see the point in using it.
I see it as a very useful key, regardless of whether it has a flying window on it.
I'm also a Fluxbox user, and like to have my hotkeys. I've currently got both windows keys mapped as separate keys with xmodmap...the left one controls window actions and miscellaneous stuff, and the right one is tied to launching various applications. This leaves alt and ctrl completely free for use within applications. I have more hotkey combinations available than I know what to do with, thanks to the MS keys.
 
Old 09-19-2004, 02:26 PM   #11
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I would buy it, if it were 1/2 the price. I really dont see the point in providing linux with the keyboard, as anyone buying it will already be using linux (current windows users wouldnt see the point in a penguin) So if it were made cheaper, then I might consider buying it for the use of my hotkeys etc
 
  


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