Syngery is a nifty little app that allows you share the keyboard and mouse with other computers on your desk. It’s available on Linux, OSX and Windows. Obviously, this application is useful for people with more than one computer on their desks but should come in handy for those with a laptop and a desktop on the same desk, as well. Basically, this application allows you to move your mouse from one computer screen to the next, using the local network and the keyboard is active for the computer where the mouse cursor is currently on.
This is a quick tip for users that need to move files from a Linux or Windows computer, to another remote Linux system, without installing samba or a ftp server. The file transfer is done through SSH so it’s secured.
Windows XP has reached the end of life and pretty soon it won’t be supported anymore by Microsoft. This means that there won’t be any updates released you you’ll be left with vulnerable software. If your computer runs Windows XP just fine but it may not be capable of running Windows 7 and you don’t want to upgrade your hardware, maybe it’s time to think about moving on to Linux.
One of the cool things about Linux is the freedom it brings. The ability to customize and change between desktop environments it’s just as important as changing between applications we use on a daily basis. Opposed to Windows, which offers only one graphical user interface, Linux allows you to choose from a two-digit list of graphical environments, based on your personal preferences, and nonetheless, hardware resources. This means that instead of always upgrading your hardware to the newest and greatest, you can still use in great conditions the hardware you already own. It’s really hard to say which one is the best but at the end, a good desktop environment makes using your computer fun and simple so basically, it’s really up to you to say which one suits your needs and preferences best.