Laptop recommendations?

Philip Paeps philip at
Tue Sep 28 00:00:55 PDT 2004

On 2004-09-27 14:57:30 (-0700), George Hartzell <hartzell at> wrote:
> Sean McNeil writes:
> > On Mon, 2004-09-27 at 14:16, George Hartzell wrote:
> > > Except for the D#@% caps lock key.  It's IN THE WRONG PLACE and apparent
> > > best tool for swapping it around (uControl) doesn't work reliably and
> > > the dang led stays on anyway....
> > 
> > Huh?  I'm looking at my powerbook right now and the caps lock key is in
> > the exact same place as it is on my logitec keyboard and my compaq laptop.
> > Only difference that I see is the backspace key says delete and there is
> > no "delete" key that kills the character on the cursor.
> Yeah, I'm an old weirdo [who also uses emacs a lot].

I feel your pain :-P

> I grew up with the control key being that big sucker just to the left of the
> 'A' key, and reaching down and under to the bottom row bothers my left
> wrist/hand.

A lot of people look at me very strangely when I tell them that I map 'that
big key' (whether it's a control on unix keyboards or a capslock on newer pc
keyboards) to send escape.  It makes working in vi a lot more fun :-)

 - Philip

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