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The "Windows key"

Postby heiowge » Sun Sep 09, 2012 10:09 pm

While it is unfair for manufacturers to lumber us with a windows logo on the super key, it would be just as unfair to put a penguin on it.

So what should the super key have on it so as not to be unfair?
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Postby Dutch_Master » Mon Sep 10, 2012 3:17 am

The Debian logo :roll: :twisted: :P
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Postby towy71 » Mon Sep 10, 2012 8:10 am

what about the Greek lower case m?
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Postby Ram » Mon Sep 10, 2012 9:12 am

You mean you still use a keyboard in this day and age of the touch screen :twisted:

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Postby sledgehammer » Mon Sep 10, 2012 7:16 pm

We can solve two things at once by replacing the Microsoft logo with the 'any' key label.
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Postby wyliecoyoteuk » Mon Sep 10, 2012 7:58 pm

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The sig between the asterisks is so cool that only REALLY COOL people can even see it!

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Postby Debian Acolyte » Mon Sep 10, 2012 10:32 pm


or

or some other symbol
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Postby Paradigm Shifter » Mon Sep 10, 2012 10:47 pm

wyliecoyoteuk wrote:Image

Only if you want to get sued by DC Comics. ;)
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Postby External_Floppy » Sat Sep 15, 2012 9:41 pm

What's unfair about this? :D

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Postby Nuke » Sun Sep 16, 2012 9:20 am

Ram wrote:You mean you still use a keyboard in this day and age of the touch screen :twisted:


I am still using not just any old keyboard, but a classic IBM AT keyboard that is at least 20 years old. At that age it does not have a "Windows" key of course :-)

I have about 6 of these keyboards in store. They were thrown out at work when we replaced IBM PS/2 machines with something newer. I cannot understand why everyone except me allowed their AT keyboard to be taken away and replaced by one clearly inferior. - you would think that engineers would know better (ditto the Microsoft mice replaced by dirt-cheap tat). I kept mine, and rescued half a dozen from the skip for good measure. They are pieces of engineering and will last for ever (or until mobo's no longer provide the PS/2 connector). They are superb - although old and used, they now fetch anything up to £100 on ebay.

http://compare.ebay.co.uk/like/30076343 ... dtype=pla#

I have seen them severely criticised as "heavy". So what? It sits on a desk all the time, I do not carry it around.

Another advantage is that the connecting cable can unplug from the keyboard. I have two pc's under my desk with a cable from each. I can just swap plugs to access either PC with the same keyboard.
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Postby Ricey » Thu Sep 20, 2012 8:52 pm

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Postby el chapulín » Fri Sep 21, 2012 2:00 pm

The "keyboards" you buy these days are terrible... I would like a keyboard without the two windows menu keys, but can't get hold of one and though I'd really like one of the old school heavy duty keyboards with spiral cable, I can't afford to pay that much for one.
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Postby M-Saunders » Fri Sep 21, 2012 4:49 pm

Ricey wrote:How about a nice retro diamond?

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Hrm, one of those keys says "Props". As in mad?

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Postby towy71 » Fri Sep 21, 2012 6:15 pm

M-Saunders wrote:Hrm, one of those keys says "Props". As in mad?

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Nope, if you press that button the computer falls over :twisted:
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