Share keyboard and mouse between OS X and XP

(It’s more fun when you’re two. Photo by me.)

While I love my Macbook there are still a few programs I need Windows XP to run, especially when you’re doing MIDP development as I happen to be doing at the moment.

So, I had to dust of my old PC and put it beneath my rather small desk. The problem then is that I don’t have room for two keyboards. What to do?

Synergy to the rescue!

Synergy is a program that lets you share mouse and keyboard between two computers using the network. It works really nice, even with simple copy-paste between the OSs.

The installation is not quite as straight forward as one might like so here’s a video showing how to set it up.