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PostPosted: Sun Sep 09, 2012 11:09 pm    Post subject: The "Windows key" Reply with quote

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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PostPosted: Mon Sep 10, 2012 4:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Debian logo Rolling Eyes Twisted Evil Razz
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 10, 2012 9:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

what about the Greek lower case m?
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 10, 2012 10:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You mean you still use a keyboard in this day and age of the touch screen Twisted Evil
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 10, 2012 8:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We can solve two things at once by replacing the Microsoft logo with the 'any' key label.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 10, 2012 8:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 10, 2012 11:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote


or

or some other symbol
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 10, 2012 11:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

wyliecoyoteuk wrote:

Only if you want to get sued by DC Comics. Wink
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 15, 2012 10:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What's unfair about this? Very Happy


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 16, 2012 10:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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


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 Smile

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/300763430922?var=lv&ltyp=AllFixedPriceItemTypes&var=sbar&adtype=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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PostPosted: Thu Sep 20, 2012 9:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How about a nice retro diamond?

http://www.flickr.com/photos/jgrove/3051883468/lightbox/
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2012 3:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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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PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2012 5:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ricey wrote:
How about a nice retro diamond?

http://www.flickr.com/photos/jgrove/3051883468/lightbox/


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

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2012 7:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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

M
Nope, if you press that button the computer falls over Twisted Evil
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