Re: cluttered desk - MacBook & PC systems...

Subject: Re: cluttered desk - MacBook & PC systems...
From: Chris Morton <salt -dot- morton -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Fri, 5 Oct 2012 09:09:34 -0700

Why not use LogMeIn, which lets you use the Mac in its complete
configuration, yet remain logged into the PC through a separate window
whereby you can periodically check your incoming email?

> Chris


On Fri, Oct 5, 2012 at 8:11 AM, Monique Semp <monique -dot- semp -at- earthlink -dot- net>wrote:

> Hello, Whir-l-ers,
>
> Looking for advice on monitors, and sharing them (and keyboards/mice)
> among a PC & a Mac.
>
> I’ll shortly be starting an assignment where I’ll be using my MacBook for
> work instead of my trusty Windows 7 machine (a dock station laptop
> w/external monitor/keyboard/mouse). And so I’m figuring out how to best set
> up my desk for a minimal amount of clutter (two complete
> monitor/keyboard/mouse/computer setups take a lot of space), but also
> enable simultaneous use.
>
> That is, while I work on the MacBook, I think I’ll want to simultaneously
> keep my Windows 7 machine going for email (so I can still have email pop up
> automatically as it comes in) and general web surfing.
>
> I believe my options are:
>
> 1. KVM switch – easy, but I’d have to constantly switch to look and see if
> any email came in and then switch back to work, so not a “simultaneous”
> solution.
>
> 2. Application, such as Synergy (
> http://lifehacker.com/254648/how-to-control-multiple-computers-with-a-single-keyboard-and-mouse),
> that manages multiple computers in a networked fashion, but seems you’d
> still need multiple monitors. (But then again, I did just say that I want
> to see things on both systems in real-time, so no way around that.) The
> good thing is that one can copy/paste between computers, which would be
> very useful for extricating things from email (on the Win7 machine) and
> using them on the MacBook (my authoring machine for this project).
>
> And dovetailing to this is... I’ll likely spring for a fabulous new giant
> monitor. (I’ve got 1600x1200 res now, and I’d want to keep at least 1200
> vertical and go widescreen, which means WUXGA, 1920x1200; or as long as I’m
> dreaming, why not WQHD, 2560x1440.) But can you use pretty much any
> monitor w/both a MacBook and a PC?
>
> Any suggestions?
> -Monique
>
>
>
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