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Synergy 1.6 beta released

The Synergy Project announced the release of Synergy 1.6 beta, which among other things offers an autoconfiguration mechanism. Synergy allows you to use one mouse and keyboard for multiple computers – almost like a software KVM (although chances are they’d say it was exactly like a software KVM.)

I’d tried it before on Fedora and Windows; it was “problematic” for me (as in: it didn’t work.) It was a little frustrating, because one of my friends uses it constantly and he says it works perfectly for him. I’d even contributed to the project, because it seemed so valuable as a concept… but not for me, alas.

The new version, however, works like a champ on my iMac and Windows computers; I haven’t tried it on Fedora yet. (I’m not likely to, for various reasons, mostly related to laziness.) It’s actually really handy; now I can start reducing the explosions of keyboards and mice on my desk.

Considering I presently have three of each lying around, plus various MIDI controllers, anything that reduces the clutter is worth investment and praise.

Good job, Synergy. People: help support the project.

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