Virtual KVM

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  1. codyst macrumors regular

    codyst

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    Is there any virtual KVM software that y'all would recommend that works with Windows PCs as well as Mac's simultaneously?
     
  2. talmy macrumors 601

    talmy

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    I use Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection to operate Windows systems from my Mac (or Windows system). I use RealVNC + Putty to operate my (remote) Mac tunneling through SSH from Windows. I use Screen Sharing to operate Macs from my Mac. I make use of XQuartz and ssh to operate Linux systems from my Mac and NoMachine to operate Linux systems from Windows.

    I control Windows and Linux from a Mac on a daily basis and Macs and Linux from Windows more on a weekly basis, so it's all heavily used. Also, all the software is free.
     
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    IlikeMacsSoMuch

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    I've tried both synergy and share mouse and both had issues, now I use a Iogear KVM switch, it is incredibly efficient.

    synergy is open source, so free, you get what you pay for IMO. But it is free so no arm in trying it out.

    Share mouse, you pay per computer so it can be pretty expensive if you have more than 2 computer.

    With a kvm switch, you share a mouse, keyboard and monitor. If you want you can share audio input-output, usb port. The one I use does that, very useful
     
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    brand

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    None of those are what the OP is asking for. The OP wants software that will allow the use of a keyboard and mouse between multiple computers with monitors attached.
     
  6. talmy macrumors 601

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    I saw, which is why I commented no further. I use a single keyboard, monitor, and mouse to control many computers using software, but at one time I did use an unwieldy hardware KVM switch to do this.

    Also "KVM" means Keyboard Video Mouse and apparently the OP wants just Keyboard and Mouse.
     

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