System76 is able to develop its {hardware} unit with the addition of a brand new machine, however this time received’t be a Linux laptop computer, however a Linux keyboard.

While at first look it’s fairly troublesome to picture how a keyboard will be particularly tailor-made to the world of Linux, System76’s CEO Carl Richell explains that all of it comes right down to the combination with the Pop!_OS working system.

“Auto tiling in our upcoming Pop!_OS 20.04 launch is designed to work extraordinarily effectively with this keyboard, and I believe that individuals are going to actually reply to it—it’s going to be a very new and wonderful expertise, and I believe that folk are going to begin to actually see why we’ve determined to carry the entire totally different silos, from {hardware} to manufacturing to OS, all in-house underneath one roof,” he defined.

State-of-the-art ergonomics

But System76 desires the keyboard to excel by way of design as effectively. And whereas it received’t be a shocking piece of know-how, a minimum of by way of appears to be like, the Linux keyboard will make typing extra snug because of concepts based mostly on analysis.

For instance, the keyboard will come with out a quantity pad, as System76 says that with out one, the mouse will be a lot nearer to you, which suggests the strikes that you need to do together with your hand require much less effort.

“It doesn’t essentially need to really feel like one thing totally different—you possibly can plug it in and use it like every other keyboard. But you’re going to have much less pressure in your arms, as a result of as a substitute of utilizing your pinkies, you’ll use your thumbs for frequent keystrokes and key mixtures. Or as a substitute of getting to achieve very far, keys like backspace will be very straightforward to achieve now,” Richell notes.

The keyboard is projected to go reside in the summertime, however additional particulars, like pricing, are but to be disclosed. Of course, extra data will floor nearer to the discharge date.