Re: [dev] Trouble building wmii on cygwin

From: Robert C Corsaro <>
Date: Sat, 03 Oct 2009 14:25:01 -0400

Suraj Kurapati wrote:
> On Fri, Oct 2, 2009 at 7:47 AM, Robert Latest <> wrote:
>> But at work I'm sadly forced to use a Windows PC, but to do real work
>> I've installed a Cygwin environment.
> I had the same problem at work, but thankfully they gave me a second
> desktop on which I installed Ubuntu Linux. I run wmii on the Ubuntu
> machine and use the `rdesktop` program to essentially "VNC" into to my
> Windows machine.
> If your workplace won't give you a second machine, I would recommend:
> * make friends with someone in IT to give you a static IP and
> "look the other way" about you having a non-Windows machine ;-)
> * bring in an old desktop / laptop or buy a cheap netbook
> * install your favorite OS that is capabale of running wmii
> * connect your Windows machine's monitor to your wmii machine
> * `rdesktop` from wmii into your Windows machine (which is now headless)
> Finally, enjoy blissful wmii productivity!
> Cheers.

I really enjoyed synergy when I was forced to use a windows box at
work. If you can get your hands on a second monitor, it's very nice.
It's not perfect though, does anyone have any other tools that send
mouse and keyboard events to a different system?
Received on Sat Oct 03 2009 - 18:25:01 UTC

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.2.0 : Sat Oct 03 2009 - 18:36:01 UTC