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Controlling 2-3 PC's from one mouse and Keyboard?

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by AFK_Matrix, 7 Mar 2006.

  1. AFK_Matrix

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 17 Dec 2004

    Posts: 2,496

    Location: Crawley, WEST SUSSEX

    I have just seen the Multiplicity software from Stardock and it looks very promising, although the price is a tad high and it won't support my mac.

    I also know about Synergy but the downside to that is it can't copy and past files and folders between the pc's.

    Now I also have heard of KVM switches but not sure exactly how they work or if they will do what i want. Can i use one of these switches to link my 2 pcs and mac and then control them from a primary screen but then be able to go onto the other pc/mac monitors much like the Multiplicity software does?

    Is there anything else out there that does what i am after??
     
  2. Amps

    Mobster

    Joined: 23 Mar 2003

    Posts: 2,652

    Location: Scotland

    Think of a KVM as a Y Splitter for the Monitor,Keyboard and mouse. That is all they really do. They alow you to switch from one to another.
     
  3. Immsy

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 2,367

    Multiplicity is being developed for the mac.
     
  4. AFK_Matrix

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 17 Dec 2004

    Posts: 2,496

    Location: Crawley, WEST SUSSEX


    Brilliant, do you have any idea of an eta on it. Also if I was to buy the software now am i going to have to pay again for the mac stuff or will it be an update? Is there a webpage for Multiplicity for the mac?