Controlling multiple systems simultaneously with Synergy


Synergy offers an interesting approach to centrally managing multiple computers without investing in additional hardware. In contrast to legacy solutions, every machine keeps its own display. The program is definitely a boon for anybody who needs to run several machines, and Synergy's cross-operating system clipboard support is really useful feature that removes the need to copy text files. But if I had three wishes, one of them would be easier configuration on Linux.

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Florian Effenberger has been a free software evangelist for many years. He is the Co-Lead of's international marketing project and a member of the board of Deutschland e.V., a German NGO. His work mainly focuses on designing enterprise and school networks, and software distribution solutions based on free software. Florian is a regular contributor to various German and English language publications, in which he investigates, among other topics, legal issues.

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