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Ever had 2 PCs with 2 Screens . . but did not fancy messing around with 2 keyboards and 2 mice?

Sourceforge have written a cracking (and free) tool that will allow you to share one keyboard and mouse between multiple different computers.

Have a look at :

http://synergy2.sourceforge.net/

“Synergy lets you easily share a single mouse and keyboard between multiple computers with different operating systems, each with its own display, without special hardware. It’s intended for users with multiple computers on their desk since each system uses its own monitor(s).”

Officially, the following are supported (and you can run any mix of these together)

  • Microsoft Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me (the Windows 95 family)
  • Microsoft Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows XP (the Windows NT family)
  • Mac OS X 10.2 or higher
  • Unix

but I have also managed to get it to work with Windows 7 (as long as the ‘server’ is hosted on the Windows 7 box)

what I particularly liked was the fact that I could copy and paste (both text and images) between desktops . . even when they are running different Operating systems.

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