osx2x

If you’ve more than one computer at your desk, and one of them is a Mac, you need osx2x. It lets you use all the other computers via VNC or X-Windows connections, using only the one mouse and keyboard. Shiny.

Sadly, the download link on the main site is broken. This is a bit of a pain as it doesn’t appear to be mirrored anywhere.

Luckily, I found one chap who had created a fresh distribution from the (still available) source: osx2x Mac OS 10.4 (Tiger) Universal Binary. I’ve installed that version and it’s working great. My sincere thanks to jamesotron.

Update: Annoyingly, I can’t figure out how to right click when talking to the windows box. That’s a bit annoying.

2 Comments to osx2x

  1. Thanks for the tip! That looks exceedingly useful. I only picked up on osx2x because I saw somebody at work using it… I’ll give synergy a try instead though.

  2. Paul Querna says:

    I like using Synergy:
    http://synergy2.sourceforge.net/

    There isn’t a nice GUI for it, but you can easily bridge OSX, Linux, FreeBSD and Windows machines.