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[REBOL] FWD: NTK tracking...

From: jason::cunliffe::verizon::net at: 18-Oct-2002 14:45

From today's always worthwhile weekly sarcastic 'zine NTK. Check out this story and links: Things Apple People Insist On Doing To Piss Other Platforms Off, #343: that thing where they stick two of their swanky LCDs into one Mac, and then move the mouse seamlessly between them while laughing, laughing, laughing. Now fair enough, given the right tech and six hours of wasted setup time, both Windows and Linux can do multi-homing. But it is a curious fact of life that geeks are more likely to have n+1 computers under our desk than we have multihoming machines with two or more monitors stuck into them. Which is where Chris Schoeneman's SYNERGY steps in. SYNERGY lets you move your mouse between Windows and Linux boxes sharing a network (and presumably your desk). When you move the mouse off the left of one screen, it will move to the next PC - and keyboard focus and the clipboard contents will move with it. So you can cut and paste between Windows and Linux, or replace a hardware keyboard/mouse switchbox with software. Currently, you can't drag windows across machines, but, hey, with X remote servers, VNC, and some hackery, anything's possible, right? Best of all, it's not yet ported to MacOS X. So you can show those switching iPod-people what for. Ha! - it'll get ported one day, but live for now - and if you just want the Net-wide clipboard - that works on Palms... NEED TO KNOW THEY STOLE OUR REVOLUTION. NOW WE'RE STEALING IT BACK. Archive - have a nice weekend y'all ./Jason