I'm sorry I'm getting in the habit of posting OT here, but I figure if any group of people would be able to symapthize with a silly and geeky obsessive compulsive problem, a bunch of linux users would -
So, the dilemma - I have a very nice, ancient Microsoft Natural keyboard. I love it very much - it's been reliable and useful. However - I recently bought a new KVM which will let me switch USB devices and a monitor (I like the higher resolution usb mice can supply with the faster polling), but not
PS/2 devices. I tried buying a nice little PS/2-to-USB plug adapter ("for use only with keyboards and mice") on the wild hope that I could convert my keyboard that way. Long story short - no computer I have, linux or windows recognizes the keyboard when plugged in via the adapter.
The new MS Naturals, however, have decided that the standard placement of the arrow keys and the home/del/pgup/etc keys should be moved - a change which I have never gotten used to when I've used them. The usb-ps/2 protocol adapters I've found are very expensive (upwards of $30). Any solutions for getting an ergonomic keyboard with friendly key placement and USB support? Alternatives I haven't considered? Help is appreciated.