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.