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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.

[User Picture]From: paininbutt
2005-05-17 03:45 am (UTC)
everytime i read a post like this i feel stupid =(
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[User Picture]From: cpm
2005-05-17 04:00 am (UTC)
Suppose you had two monitors on your desk, each hooked up to a seperate computer.

Normally, you would need two mice and two keyboards, one for each computer.

With this software, you only need a mouse/keyboard plugged into one computer. When you move the mouse past the edge of one monitor, it shows up on the monitor next to it as if the two monitors were connected.
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