|JP Vossen via plug on 20 Nov 2021 15:18:12 -0800|
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|Re: [PLUG] Mountain Everest Keyboards|
On 11/20/21 4:24 PM, Steve Litt via plug wrote:
JP Vossen via plug said on Sat, 20 Nov 2021 02:37:04 -0500On 11/19/21 9:02 PM, Casey Bralla via plug wrote:I've been thinking about getting one of these fancy keyboards for Christmas, but I wonder if the darn thing will work at all without being hooked to Windows box. Does anybody know? https://us-mountainggshop.com/collections/everest-keyboards/products/everest-max
From what I've seen in looking around, a keyboard will Just Work as a keyboard, but if you want to do the fancy stuff like program it, or change LEDs or backlights or stuff like that, it's some crappy Windows software. I'm not 100% sure, and YMMV. Side note, this is a useful article: https://www.howtogeek.com/194705/how-to-disable-or-reassign-the-caps-lock-key-on-any-operating-system/ Like for: `setxkbmap -option caps:escape`
It looks like this one is more expensive, but it's 100% open source and US made: https://system76.com/accessories/launch
$285.00. That's OK if you go back to 1987 practices and ...
Yeah, it's expensive and ugly. But it's open source and Linux-y... ...
Meanwhile, if you like mechanical keyboards, there's this reboot of the IBM model M clickity-clack: https://www.pckeyboard.com/page/product/NEW_M
I loath noisy keyboards, esp. when people use them to type while on conference calls. That's just not acceptable and should be outlawed; I run a lot of calls at work and I'm constantly having to mute people. Damn it Casey, now you've got me thinking about it too. :-) I'm using 20+ year old Compaq (really) PS/2 (really) keyboards with USB adapters, and I have a lot of key stick or transposition problems. Some of it is crappy typing and fat fingers...but some of it isn't. I don't want to hi-jack Casey's thread too much, but what *I'd* like is drop-dead simple, USB-wired, no lights, no programming, no nothing, TKL with a USB port. After wasting far too much time poking around, it looks like this might be a winner: https://shop.daskeyboard.com/products/das-keyboard-4c-tkl-mechanical-keyboard $130 Cherry MX Brown switches USB hub TKL (TenKeyLess) = no number pad, which I never, ever use Full n-key rollover (NKRO) over USB https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NKRO Anyone have any thoughts on Das Keyboard, or Cherry MX Brown switches? Later, JP -- ------------------------------------------------------------------- JP Vossen, CISSP | http://www.jpsdomain.org/ | http://bashcookbook.com/ ___________________________________________________________________________ Philadelphia Linux Users Group -- http://www.phillylinux.org Announcements - http://lists.phillylinux.org/mailman/listinfo/plug-announce General Discussion -- http://lists.phillylinux.org/mailman/listinfo/plug