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January 8, 2009

Three finger salute!

devadutta @ 10:41 pm, GMT +0000 ( 1231454503 ) Play

These three things do the same thing in three different worlds. What?

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Cracked by: Ananth , Kal , duriel , username , shrik , priyananda and Raghuvansh. Well done!

Answer:The “command key” on different platforms.

3 is the more familiar “Windows Key”, 2 is Apple’s and 1 is the “Diamond key” found on SUN workstations and MIT boxes.

Checkout username’s comment for links.


8 Responses to “Three finger salute!”

  1. Ananth
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    The ‘OS’ key for different OSes(Mac OS, Windows). The one that pops up the system menu.


  2. Kal
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    They are the “command” keys (allowing the user to enter keyboard shortcut commands to GUI applications) in various operating systems like sun microsystem (ace or the meta key ) , macos (based on bowen knot) and windows (windows logo)


  3. duriel
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    Meta key (sun / MIT)
    Mac “Command” key
    Windows key

    (special keys on different platforms)


  4. Rohan
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    restarting?


  5. username
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    1. Meta Key (as used to be on old MIT computer and continued by Sun Keyboards)
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meta_key

    2. Command Key/Apple Key/Open Apple key(as used in Apple Keyboards)
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Command_key

    3. Windows Key
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_key


  6. shrik
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    Command keys on different platforms (Diamond on SUN systems, the Bowen knot on Apples, and Windows on, well, Windows)


  7. priyananda

    1. Diamond
    2. Bowen Knot
    3. Windows

    “Command” keys on different systems
    1. Sun systems have the meta key with diamond symbol.
    2. Apple systems have the apple key with bowen knot symbol.
    3. MS Windows has the Windows key.


  8. Raghuvansh
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    Meta Key on Sun systems, Command key on Macs and the Windoze key.


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