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is apple keybroad http://store.apple.com/us/product/MB110LL/A workable with pc windows xp/7
any limitation ?
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Yes (as noted in the user reviews at the link above)
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"Awesome keyboard for Mac or PC
Written by PJ from Columbus Aug 30, 2007"
any limitation ?
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"My one wish is that Apple takes a small amount of time to write a keyboard driver for XP/Vista so that the media controls would work on PCs also - I can't imagine this would be too difficult or take much time. Otherwise , a perfect and affordable keyboard whether you use a Mac or PC. "
so, I need to install additional driver for PCs windows xp/7 right?
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Actually, I doubt that you will. Either XP or 7 should be able to use their generic 'drivers' to make this function.

I suppose the real question is why do you want to do this?
If you got one for free, plug it in and see what happens.

If you're thinking about spending money on it - why?
There are a huge variety of keyboards designed specifically for Windows boxes that would suit any purpose you need - and for one heck of lot less than US$49.00 + shipping.
heyman, I having both of pc windows and mac os.
So I looking for a keybroad that works on both of them , what's wrong?
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"heyman" is the wrong expression to use for me.

If you already have that keyboard, then plug it in and find out.
If this works genericly (as I suspect), then you can probably use a KVM switch and combine some of your peripherals.

If you can figure out how to "cross-platform" using a KVM, it would make a very useful "Article" here on EE.
'heyman' is a calling or title to you. NOTHING WRONG

I have not got this keyboard, so that's why I open this question

"cross-platform" using a KVM, I don't think will be useful "Article" on EE

I suppose apple keyboard workable with pc windows.

I wait  for experienced user give me 100% sure answer...

I have used apple keyboards on PCs many times.  They work fine as normal keyboards.  Any of the non-standard keys may not work (such a volume control, eject, etc) but all of the normal keys work fine.  Apple mice work on PCs too, but they are a pain with no right click.
JardanH155,
no additional or third party driver needed for apple keyboard work on pc windows, right?
Thanks
No additional drivers needed.  It is completely plug and play.

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