Don’t I Need a Driver?
Not so long ago it was difficult to switch keyboards between different computer types. If you had a PS/2 keyboard, for instance (the type with the small round connector) then a PS/2 to USB adaptor would be required for connecting the input device to your Mac.
Additionally, drivers were often required, with few manufacturers providing keyboard drivers for Mac OS.
This isn’t much of a problem now. With USB enabling instantaneous use of your non-Mac keyboard of choice, all you need to worry about is with keys do what. Macs and Windows PCs alike feature drivers for many USB keyboards, which are built to a generic standard.
The main differences occur above and below the common QWERTY keys. On a Mac keyboard, the function keys run from F1 to F15, whereas on a Windows keyboard they run to F12. Similarly, the Mac uses a Command key and an Option key, something that standard keyboards don’t have.
Luckily swapping a Microsoft keyboard for a Mac keyboard is simply a case of being aware of the Mac key positions and transposing these to the Microsoft keys.