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Mouse without Borders from Microsoft Lets you Control up to Four PCs

Software giant Microsoft has launched a new technology that lets users control up to four Windows PC using the same mouse and keyboard.

The ‘Mouse Without Barriers’ software allows users connect up to four PCs on a single network and use a single mouse and keyboard to type, navigate and share files between them.

The software has been developed as a part of Microsoft Garage, a company initiative that lets employees work on the projects they have been developing on the side, besides their regular work.

Mouse Without Barriers has been developed by Microsoft employee Truong Do, who is from Hanoi and is available as a free download.

Users would need to download and install the software on the main PC and obtain secret code and install it on other PCs on the same network. Microsoft said that the software works best on a wired Ethernet connection because it is reliable.

If all goes well, the software, which is available only for Windows, will allow users to type using a single keyboard on all the systems, use the same mouse to navigate and drag and drop to share files between them.

Users will also be able to lock all the systems at once and even unlock them using then same keyboard.

Ravi Mandalia

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