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about me

John M is a Linux fan in Lowell, MA.

I work at at a local company writing software. I fool around with Free and Open Source software for fun.

I am an avid user.

Synergy is so Cool


Do you ever stumble over something, my case software, that is just so cool you have to tell everybody? I do. Synergy has been on my radar for a while. But I had not got around to trying it until this week. I Probably picked it up from slashdot posts.

Regardless, this software is extremely cool. I used it at work doing installs on some new laptops. I kept going for the wrong mouse/touchpad, but with synergy installed, I just moved the pointer from one screen to the other. Setup with the windows GUI was a tad bit confusing, but only because I didn't read the documentation first :-).

I installed it when I got home too. Because I'm a dork I even made a movie clip of using synergy between by laptop and desktop. You may have to use mplayer/vlc to view it because I used x264+avi to encode the clip.

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