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software-based dual-monitor solution via LAN

Does anyone know of a software-solution which makes it possible to use a monitor attached to another (running) PC via LAN in the same way as a second monitor?

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Guest [Entry]

"Assuming you're running Windows, MaxiVista can do this:

MaxiVista turns any spare Desktop,
Laptop or Netbook PC into a dual
monitor for your primary computer. No
extra multi monitor hardware is
required. Simply extend program
windows across multiple screens as if
it were one big monitor. Increase your
productivity by using multiple

MaxiVista is not free though.

There is also ZoneScreen but I've never used it and don't know how well it works.

Edit: Actually this question is a duplicate of many questions, as you can see by checking all questions whose answers mention MaxiVista :-) ."
Guest [Entry]

"I'm not sure if you're looking for something like Synergy (link), but from their own website:

Synergy lets you easily share a single
mouse and keyboard between multiple
computers with different operating
systems, each with its own display,
without special hardware. It's
intended for users with multiple
computers on their desk since each
system uses its own monitor(s).

I've used it on Windows 2003, Ubuntu Linux and Mac OSX all at the same time. It's a little tricky to setup, but once you get it working, it works flawlessly. Now, for Windows 7, I'm not sure if they've updated it to work with Windows 7, but it wouldn't surprise me if support came soon.

Edit: BTW, Synergy is free. :)"
Guest [Entry]

ShareMouse is a good one that is free for personal use and available for Mac and Windows.