Open Source KVM over TCP

For a minute I was stressing about the need to eventually purchase a kvm hardware solution, but there aren’t any solutions for my preferred method of work which is to be on my laptop but have control over my server machine which has a nice monitor on my desk. Enter the Synergy solution which lets me use my laptop keyboard and mouse by treating the other screen as a virtual second monitor connected over the network. Brilliant! While I love VNC it carries the overhead of relaying all that screen information over the wire when I don’t need a redraw for a computer sitting next to me on a different monitor, the lack of this rendering overhead makes Synergy a snappy performer.



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