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Wish your Mac had another display so you could spread out your workspace? Most Macs support multiple displays, but for those that don’t—or if you don’t want to go out and buy another monitor—
ScreenRecycler 1.16 lets you use another Mac as your second screen.
Using VNC—the same technology as Leopard’s Screen Sharing feature—ScreenRecycler “connects” one Mac’s screen to another Mac over your local network.
Performance isn’t as good as a direct display connection, but for text documents, palettes, and other non-demanding items, the virtual display works well.