I have a multiple computer setup:

  • 1 desktop, with the keyboard and mouse (Ubuntu)
  • 2 laptops on the left and right (Win/Mac resp.)

I need an easy to configure software KVM switch so I can use my desktop keyboard and mouse while my laptops are on my desk. When I had Windows installed on my desktop PC, I used Multiplicity, but that's out of the question now, it only supports Windows. I liked multiplicity because it had centralized audio, and a perfectly smooth user experience.

so here are the features I'm looking for,

  • Software KVM compatible with Mac/Win/Ubuntu
  • Centralized audio (optional, but preferred)

I would like an open source software alternative, but it's not absolutely necessary. Any recommendations are welcome.


I would suggest Synergy

  • Cross Platform Windows/OS-X/Linux
  • GPL
  • Price: Free if you build it your self, $10 pre-built basic edition lifetime licence, $29 pre-built pro edition lifetime licence As at 11 Sept 2015
  • Share your clipboard (copy and paste) between your computers.
  • Drag & Drop between Windows & Mac

I have no affiliation with the Synergy project.

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