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Why Is Canonical Selling An Ubuntu Branded Keyboard With A Windows Key?

By Ricky on January 4th, 2011 


Canonical has a new Ubuntu branded keyboard for sale on their website. The keyboard is made from silicon which makes it moisture resistant, easy to clean and it is flexible – you can just roll it up and take it with you. It even has a screaming huge Ubuntu logo on the left.

This should make the perfect keyboard for all the Ubuntu supporters out there. Except that it is not. And it is the fault of that Windows logo that the keyboard sports.

You see the keyboard still has the Windows logo on the super key (otherwise known as Windows key). Of course this is will not affect the performance of the keyboard but it does affect one very important aspect of Ubuntu – its identity.

When someone buys an Apple keyboard, he does not expect to have the Windows logo on the keyboard. Or someone who bought a Microsoft keyboard does not expect the Apple logo on is keyboard. Similarly when someone buys an Ubuntu branded keyboard, it should be Ubuntu branded and should not have the logo of some other operating system. In fact even a penguin or something to symbolize Linux would be fine too but, no, having the Windows logo is not fine. Whatever has happened to Bug #1?

Canonical, is it so hard to slap on a sticker over the Windows logo?


Why Is Canonical Selling An Ubuntu Branded Keyboard With A Windows Key? was originally published on on January 4, 2011 - 1:11 pm (Indian Standard Time)