Our family is friends with several merchants/artists who have both PC’s and Macs.  It’s inevitable that when we’re together socially, I’m asked for computer help or computer consulting and I get questions about security or how to best solve a business problem, etc.

One unique question I received was a from a designer who does computer work in downtown Charleston who wants to be able to switch between several PC’s he has without allot of hassle so I told him about Synergy.

Synergy is free software
that allows you to share your mouse and keyboard between multiple PC’s.   No special hardware is required, all you need is a local area network.  You install Synergy on all PC’s, designate one of the PC’s as the Synergy server and the software is set it and forget it after that.  I like Synergy because it’s been around for at least 15 years, works remarkably well and is supported on Windows, Mac OS X and Linux. Synergy is good in environments where users have both PC’s and Macs and has additional features like copy/paste between PCs,  etc.   For more detail visit: http://synergy-foss.org/