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    Free Software for 2 computer operation

    I don't know how many people have this situation but I have 2 computers in my "man room". Just ran across a free piece of software called Synergy that allow you to operate both computers with the same keyboard and mouse without using any switch.

    They have to be networked and they can be any operating system.
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    Re: Free Software for 2 computer operation

    This thread got no love, but you never know when someone has this situation. Since the people that made Synergy stopped updating it, some other people have picked up the torch and there is now a Synergy+.

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    Re: Free Software for 2 computer operation

    hmmmm, can they share a monitor?
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    Re: Free Software for 2 computer operation

    Nope different scenario. This shares one keybord and mouse seamlessly. I have one standard computer setup, and then another computer hooked up to widescreen. I control it from main setup.

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    Re: Free Software for 2 computer operation

    Quote Originally Posted by JaxRed View Post
    Nope different scenario. This shares one keybord and mouse seamlessly. I have one standard computer setup, and then another computer hooked up to widescreen. I control it from main setup.
    Any reason why it wouldn't work with a monitor switch box?
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    Re: Free Software for 2 computer operation

    I use TightVNC, http://www.tightvnc.com

    We have an old PC at home that is on its way out the door. I ditched the monitor (big honker 19" tube), keyboard, and mouse and use TightVNC to access the old PC desktop (its WinXP).

    Used Real VNC in a previous job which works off the same code base. Rock solid implementation.

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    Re: Free Software for 2 computer operation

    Quote Originally Posted by JaxRed View Post
    This thread got no love, but you never know when someone has this situation. Since the people that made Synergy stopped updating it, some other people have picked up the torch and there is now a Synergy+.
    Just saw this thread for the first time. I can absolutely use this. Thanks Jax
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    Re: Free Software for 2 computer operation

    Quote Originally Posted by Roy Tucker View Post
    I use TightVNC, http://www.tightvnc.com

    We have an old PC at home that is on its way out the door. I ditched the monitor (big honker 19" tube), keyboard, and mouse and use TightVNC to access the old PC desktop (its WinXP).

    Used Real VNC in a previous job which works off the same code base. Rock solid implementation.
    funny, I use Real VNC for work and it just never dawned on me.
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    Re: Free Software for 2 computer operation

    I'm kind of a One Man Band (Three Dog Night) on this topic. But Microsoft released a free version of this that is much slicker and easier to use. I've switched.

    As you might suspect, all computers need to be running Windows

    http://www.engadget.com/2011/09/12/m...illed-the-kvm/


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