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Shadius
June 8th, 2012, 03:20 PM
Hey everybody! :)

Forgive me if this already exists and if it does, this thread should be deleted.

I was thinking, all these keyboards have the "Windows Logo" key on it, why doesn't someone make a keyboard with an "Ubuntu Logo" key? Maybe Canonical itself can make it! I'd love to have an Ubuntu keyboard.

What you do fellow Ubuntu-ers think?

Paqman
June 8th, 2012, 03:27 PM
Forgive me if this already exists and if it does, this thread should be deleted.


Well, that's a little extreme, but yes you can get Ubuntu keyboards. Somewhat more practically you can get wee stickers to put over the Windows logo if you like. Try Googling for "ubuntu keyboard" and "ubuntu stickers".

Shadius
June 8th, 2012, 03:34 PM
Well, that's a little extreme...

I don't want to take up unnecessary space on the forum if this topic already exists.

Canonical already has made Ubuntu keyboards?

Dragonbite
June 8th, 2012, 04:45 PM
You can get free stickers ("Powered by Ubuntu" and keyboard) from System76 by sending them a self-addressed stamped envelope. The details are outlined here: https://www.system76.com/community/stickers/ (https://www.system76.com/community/stickers/).

The only keyboard that Canonical offers is their Ubuntu Flexible Keyboard (http://shop.canonical.com/product_info.php?products_id=800) for about $25 (USD).

Shadius
June 8th, 2012, 04:57 PM
You can get free stickers ("Powered by Ubuntu" and keyboard) from System76 by sending them a self-addressed stamped envelope. The details are outlined here: https://www.system76.com/community/stickers/ (https://www.system76.com/community/stickers/).

The only keyboard that Canonical offers is their Ubuntu Flexible Keyboard (http://shop.canonical.com/product_info.php?products_id=800) for about $25 (USD).

I did some Googling and came across that keyboard. I don't like it very much. :lolflag: Thanks for the information about the stickers. I'll go that route.

I wonder why other vendors don't make keyboards for Ubuntu though.

Paqman
June 8th, 2012, 05:11 PM
I wonder why other vendors don't make keyboards for Ubuntu though.

There are others. Google is your friend. Something of a niche market though:

Ubuntu users who care enough to do something about it < Ubuntu users who care about that button < Ubuntu users < Linux users < Computer users.

Dragonbite
June 8th, 2012, 05:13 PM
I did some Googling and came across that keyboard. I don't like it very much. :lolflag: Thanks for the information about the stickers. I'll go that route.

I wonder why other vendors don't make keyboards for Ubuntu though.

I could see System76 selling keyboards with the Ubuntu log on it.

Bandit
June 8th, 2012, 05:29 PM
Be kind of hard to put a sticker on my Eclipse (http://www.brutalcs.nu/gallery/172/saitek-eclipse-kb-2.jpg) or G110 (http://www.logitech.com/assets/26529/26529.png) keyboards. Dont think the LED lights should show through as well. Plus I cant stand unusual stuff on my keys.

You know, I dont see a reason why more keyboard makers dont make at least a linux logo keyboard. They dont have to make a whole new keyboard, just one key different.

Shadius
June 8th, 2012, 05:36 PM
Be kind of hard to put a sticker on my Eclipse (http://www.brutalcs.nu/gallery/172/saitek-eclipse-kb-2.jpg) or G110 (http://www.logitech.com/assets/26529/26529.png) keyboards. Dont think the LED lights should show through as well. Plus I cant stand unusual stuff on my keys.

You know, I dont see a reason why more keyboard makers dont make at least a linux logo keyboard. They dont have to make a whole new keyboard, just one key different.

That's what I'm saying! It would be so easy for them. Why don't they do it! I don't understand why not! I would make my own if I knew how!

Paqman
June 8th, 2012, 05:44 PM
They dont have to make a whole new keyboard, just one key different.

Tbh even if they just sold that key folks could fit it themselves. But they already manufacture keyboards with different layouts, so it wouldn't mess up their process. It's just (perceived) lack of demand really.