Dienstag, 26. Februar 2008

Two machines, one keyboard

Daily computer work can be quite annoying when you have to work on two machines simultaneously. If those two machines are connected through the network, synergy was my method of choice to solve this problem. It's like having a dual-screen setup, your mouse can move between both screens. The difference is that each monitor is a separate machine. Keystrokes from one machine go the window that has focus, irrespective to which the keyboard is hooked up. I liked that tool a lot, but in practice I found it too cumbersome in the long run.

Now I came across this blog post, which advertises Mango Lassi as a better synergy. It even has packages for OpenSuse, via the Buildservice. Sounds promising, have to check it out when I find time.

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