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Monday, March 06, 2006

Synergy Magic

It seems that sooner or later I had to do it. Since drives connected to my motherboard's built-in ITE IT8212 (GigaRAID) controller are not detected normally in Ubuntu Linux, I have to recompile and patch the kernel (a process which I had never tried before). Anyway, this post is not about this process. However, planning for the future, I was trying to figure out how will I be able to share the Internet connection on my PC if I successfully migrated to Linux. I'm currently performing this on WinXP via a proxy server.

Searching for this on Google yielded a post by a British blogger who was looking at the same thing. He goes on further to search for a way to share the keyboard and mouse. The result is Synergy, an open-source application that has Windows, Unix, and Mac OS X binaries. It's function, as mentioned on the main page of the Web site, is "it lets you easily share a single mouse and keyboard between multiple computers with different operating systems, each with its own display, without special hardware." What's more, it even merges the clipboards of all the systems into one, allowing cut-and-paste between systems. Now that's magic...

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