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Old 07-16-2004, 05:43 PM   #1
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Looking for a simple keyboard and a track-ball mouse

not to Linux, but new to LinuxQuestions. So, Hi everyone!

I'm looking for a simple, full-size keyboard.

There are endless sources for Windows keyboards, keyboards with special keys, curvey keyboards, keyboards with slanted keys for typists, keyboards with integrated wrist-rests, the list goes on...

I just want a simple, straight, full-size (wih numeric key pad) kwerty keyboard.
Space is limited and I want the longest space bar I can get and no unnecessary keys that I might accidentally hit.
I'm typing this on an old 102-key UK (GB) English keyboard.
It is 455mm x 164mm x 40mm -- I'd like one no bigger and preferably smaller.

I'm in the UK but I'll buy from (almost) anywhere if they have what I need (Mars maybe).

Also, I'd like an optical track-ball that works easily on Xfree86...

Any ideas?

Old 07-17-2004, 01:17 AM   #2
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this is my HCL entry, it's damn good mouse!!!
I use it on PS/2 port.

you can now find them on Ebay for $9 USD, I bought some extras.......LOL
Old 07-17-2004, 01:41 AM   #3
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These folks have alot of stuff:
Old 07-18-2004, 03:30 PM   #4
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Cheers, Guys.

I've been looking at the Logitech Marble Mouse and wondering if it was any good.
Readily available over here, so I think I'll get one. has a good range but not quite what I'm looking for.

Any other ideas?

There must be someone out there still making simple keyboards.
The ones like we all used to use before the 'clever' stuff:

102 keys, key-pad, non-windows-specific, long space bar, just big enough to accomodate the keys, ...

Thanks again


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