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Programmers tend to type a lot of code, bashing a lot of shortcuts and a lot of other things.

What keyboards are good for programming?

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Needs a "null" button too. –  user1249 Oct 19 '10 at 10:45
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Where's the file_not_found button? –  user4051 Oct 23 '10 at 12:56
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Any answer that doesn't involve a Model-M is wrong, and should be violently downvoted. –  Charles Salvia Jul 31 '11 at 18:51
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Any keyboard that needs a driver is no good. –  thorsten müller Aug 1 '11 at 10:38
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If this type of eminently-practical-question that affects 100% of working programmers is now "Closed" meaning that it no longer meets the requirements stated in the FAQ, then the entire reason (In my view) that Programmers was started, has now died. What the heck is the point of this site anyways? This site has lost its way. –  Warren P Feb 3 '12 at 16:50
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There are only two keyboards that I've used (and I've used many) that I enjoy using.

One is the IBM Model M, the other is the full sized wired apple aluminum keyboard (not the smaller, wireless model).

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