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Ah yes, that fascination with Linux <vbg>, I maintain a few SPARCs and Gates
boxes myself. Seriously though, I do like my Office keyboard, as many of
those "Special" keys are geared toward working in MS Office (they're great
for moving stuff between Office and Frame). Mind you, there's nothing there
that couldn't be accomplished with a few extra keystrokes, but the board is
kinda quiet (and inexpensive), and that's what you queried about.
Oh, that rubber board? I've tried it. Only good if you work with your
two-year-old on your lap, or if you've been writing tech docs for 60 or more
years and are now having trouble with an onslaught of Parkinson's.
The other Jan.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Kevin McLauchlan" <kevinmcl -at- magma -dot- ca>
To: "Jan Cohen" <familyforever -at- mindspring -dot- com>; "TECHWR-L"
<techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Sent: Monday, February 17, 2003 11:43 PM
Subject: Re: TOOLS: quiet keyboard
> On Sunday 16 February 2003 13:01, Jan Cohen wrote:
> > Hi Kevin,
> > Have you looked at the Microsoft Office
> > keyboard? I use it and I'll swear by it. It's
> > relatively quiet compared to most others, and
> > has a number of useful additional keys. It's
> > also sold by most computer stores, at a price
> > of $40-60.00, USD.
> Anyway, I don't care much about the "useful additional keys",
> unless they're easily mappable in Linux.
> Well, thanks for the input. I'll have to check if I've poked
> one that called itself Microsoft Office Keyboard. I did
> play with a couple of overdone MS keyboards (with all
> sorts of "internet" and other buttons -- intended for the
> AOL crowd, I'd guess), but I'm not persuaded that the
> slight decrease in noise is worth the increased bucks.
> Of course, one of the quietest ones was $100+ wireless
> But then, that rollable keyboard from
> is in that range, yet still strangely tantalizing... hmm.
> /kevin (noisily)
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