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by Waxwood
04 Nov 2018, 07:43
Forum: For sale
Topic: [SOLD] PS/2 Cortron Model 80 rugged keyboard and mouse
Replies: 7
Views: 1311

This board looks quite intriguing and its certainly not very expensive. Has anyone else much experience typing long documents on it? How would it feel compared to Cherry Blue switches on my Cougar Puri keyboard?
by Waxwood
02 Nov 2018, 22:49
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Will I have problems with IBM Model F 1503206 on a modern computer?
Replies: 20
Views: 2436

My thanks to everyone for your replies. Based on everyone's replies, I decided to purchase an old Model F XT board that looks to be in very good condition. I watched Lucar's rebuild video many times- thanks Lucar for taking the time to make that great video. I'll install an Soarer's Converter inside...
by Waxwood
01 Nov 2018, 22:14
Forum: For sale
Topic: [SOLD] PS/2 Cortron Model 80 rugged keyboard and mouse
Replies: 7
Views: 1311

Hi,
Is this board considered 'mechanical' or more of a membrane type of construction.
What is your opinion on using this keyboard for daily typing of documents etc?

Does it work on a modern computer system- I'm running Linux Manjaro.
Thank you!
by Waxwood
31 Oct 2018, 00:05
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Will I have problems with IBM Model F 1503206 on a modern computer?
Replies: 20
Views: 2436

Thanks everyone for the replies! Very helpful and encouraging. I will get an old Model F, and a new one. The original has a weird keyboard layout, but I honestly don't think it'll cause me many problems. I used one like that in the 80s, and I assume that muscle memory will take over after a week. I ...
by Waxwood
29 Oct 2018, 08:55
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Will I have problems with IBM Model F 1503206 on a modern computer?
Replies: 20
Views: 2436

Hi Xueyao.. I'll check that out too. Where can I find your eBay store?
by Waxwood
29 Oct 2018, 08:45
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Will I have problems with IBM Model F 1503206 on a modern computer?
Replies: 20
Views: 2436

Thanks everyone. Much appreciated. Sounds like Soarer's converter is definitely the way to go. I'll read into mapping the keys. Will this work for Linux systems as well? Is it likely that the foam in the Model F will be decomposing? I don't want to buy one and find that I have no way to keep it runn...
by Waxwood
28 Oct 2018, 02:13
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Will I have problems with IBM Model F 1503206 on a modern computer?
Replies: 20
Views: 2436

Will I have problems with IBM Model F 1503206 on a modern computer?

Hi, I only recently developed an interest in keyboards after using a mechanical and realizing that my hand pain was caused by typing on a poor spongy rubber dome keyboard. I'm interested in finding an old IBM Model F and will likely buy one of the new Model F keyboards produced by Ellipse. I found s...
by Waxwood
23 Oct 2018, 06:25
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Just did some experiments with spray can paints on my model f XT
Replies: 35
Views: 3099

Is the keyboard case cast zinc or plastic? If its plastic, I'm amazed- I didn't realize it would take paint so well.

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