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Join Date: Feb 2009
In case you haven't heard of it: Synergy, I'd suggest this app to pretty much anyone. - 08-16-2009, 01:36 PM
OK, so I know you all will probably think I'm a bit on lazy side, but there's a reasonable multi-tasking explanation for this. I'm in my bedroom a lot using my way-more-powerful desktop to watch TV/videos while I work on stuff on my Mini 9. Basically, today, I just got sick of having to switch between my keyboard/mouse for my desktop and going back to my Mini.
So, I did some searching and luckily came across this wonder-app: Synergy It basically lets you use the keyboard/mouse on one PC to control on another PC on the same network. It's kind of like a software KVM switch. And it works on both Linux and Windows. There's even an easy to use GUI available for Linux called QuickSynergy. It was rather easy to set up for me. Assuming you have a reasonable amount of computer experience it shouldn't be difficult for anyone else to set up themselves. There's even an Ubuntu HowTo here https://help.ubuntu.com/community/SynergyHowto but with the QuickSynergy app it's still really not necessary to.
I will let you know as it does warn that this is not the most secure app for any reason, so use it with discretion.
So, enjoy and I hope a few of you guys will find this app as useful as I have.
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: United States
08-30-2009, 04:57 PM
Synergy is great if you need cross-platform.
For those who are using an "all Mac" environment, then I would check out Teleport
This allows control of your Mac, copy/paste, file dragging, encryption... it is really amazing. So nice to plop my Mini on my desk and be able to drag my mouse from my iMac to the Mini. The iMac keyboard is then active on the Mini as well
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