Ok, I'm typing this right now using my usb keyboard hooked up to my windows maching...but I'm typing it on my mac, and I'm doing it without any extra hardware. Confused? Try this little proggy out, its called synergy. http://synergy2.sourceforge.net . This has got to be the coolest thing ever you can copy and past text from one computer to the other, control the mouse and keyboard of one computer while its hooked up to another, all with a free program. The server runs on the maching with your keyboard and mouse, the client runs on the machine that you want to control.