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
Redirecting the mouse and keyboard is as simple as moving the mouse
off the edge of your screen. Synergy also merges the clipboards of
all the systems into one, allowing cut-and-paste between systems.
Furthermore, it synchronizes screen savers so they all start and stop
together and, if screen locking is enabled, only one screen requires
a password to unlock them all.
You can get synergy working on computers running different Operating Systems, the sharing is done via your local network and hosts are linked via the hostname or IP address. Setup is very intuitive. To install just follow these steps.
For Windows download it from http://synergy2.sourceforge.net
For Linux you can use QuickSynergy
- OpenSUSE go to http://software.opensuse.org
- Ubuntu $sudo apt-get install quicksynergy
- Other distros download it from http://quicksynergy.sourceforge.net
Watch this video with an idea of what is possible with Synergy.