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Hardware multiplexing in software for fun and profit. [May. 16th, 2005|04:14 pm]
Chaz Meyers
Synergy is a really fun thing I found a few days ago. It allows an arbitrary number of computers to share the same mouse and keyboard, assuming that the computers all run either Windows, Linux/UNIX, or OS X. It even allows you to copy/paste text between the different machines.

Earlier today, I tested it out on a Linux and Windows machine sitting next to each other in Wachman Hall. Maybe I was more amused than other people would since I've never used a KVM switch and I've never had a duel-head machine. Still, it seems useful. I hate having to switch keyboards and mice when working on two computers sitting next to each other.
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[User Picture]From: jproulx
2005-05-16 09:23 pm (UTC)
Synergy 4tw.

4 boxes on my desktop, 4 monitors, 1 keyboard and mouse. I even set up my synergy config to wrap around the end monitors, so I can show off my mouse of doom to office folk :-p
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[User Picture]From: cpm
2005-05-17 12:07 am (UTC)
I was going to do the wrap-around thing, but I was afraid I would make myself dizzy. :)

Such a cool thinger having such a yuppie-sounding name makes me want to cry on the inside, though.
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