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 -0500

On 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?

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:
	Like for: `setxkbmap -option caps:escape`

It looks like this one is more expensive, but it's 100% open source
and US made:

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:

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:
	Cherry MX Brown switches
	USB hub
	TKL (TenKeyLess) = no number pad, which I never, ever use
	Full n-key rollover (NKRO) over USB

Anyone have any thoughts on Das Keyboard, or Cherry MX Brown switches?

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