[SATLUG] <sniffle> Time to retire my old
faithful IBM tickety-tickety keyboard
cd_satl at futuretechsolutions.com
Thu Jul 3 15:12:33 CDT 2008
herb cee wrote:
> Thomas Cameron wrote:
>> Well, I have finally reached the point where only of my four desktop
>> machines has a PS/2 port. I have been muddling along without a KVM
>> switch and using only ssh and remote X, but now I need to stand up an
>> Exchange 2007 server to test something for a customer, and I really need
>> an actual keyboard and mouse to do the installation.
>> I've had this keyboard since about 1995, and it was old then. I *love*
>> the positive touch and the tickety-tickety sound this thing makes.
>> So I guess it's time to go to Fry's and find a good USB keyboard.
>> $DEITY, what a pain in the butt. All the new keyboards seem to be
>> loaded down with all sorts of extra Windows keys, and I hate 'em. I
>> guess I'll just have to adapt, but I'm getting old enough that I don't
>> like doing that.
>> Anyone have any recommendations for a USB KVM? I have four machines on
>> my desk and dual monitors. I don't imagine that I can find a KVM for
>> dual monitors, but what about a KVM for USB machines? Is there such a
> Yep, I near cried when my old clicky finally broke few yrs ago tried and
> tossed 3 other KBs and found auction on ebay for 4 of them brand new so
> i bought them for like $6ea I still have two spares since I only use 2
> KBs. I not sharing either neener neener. Get one of those adapters and
> live happily ever after....
I don't have an old IBM keyboard, but I've got one of the first Digital
keyboards that was PS2. It's more than showing it's age, but I don't
look forward to the day when I have to give it the farewell. I pull it
apart every couple of years or so to give it a good cleaning.
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