Synergy is the way to virtualize multiple computers

September 14, 2006

This is soo cool… there’s this software called synergy, which runs on *nix, mac and windows, that lets you control multiple desktops with one mouse and keyboard. You tell it how you have your monitors set up, then moving from one desktop to the next is as simple as dragging the mouse off the appropriate edge of a machine. See what I’m getting at? How cool is that? I have been using a KVM and/or VNC to control my setup (see this photo), but synergy beats that hands down. The other lovely thing is that it integrates the clipboard for the machines you have hooked up together, so you can copy and paste text, images and HTML seamlessly between machines! Awesome. Thanks Hack.5 for getting me on to this.