Summary: The OSD is a bit annoying. <Esc> turns it off, but the <Esc> keypress is also sent to the active system, so watch out you don't cancel something important!
Pros: Daisy-chainable. If you have more than 8 systems to hook up to your console, that is a great feature. Customizable system names. The OSD tells which system is active, by number and by a name you can enter in the KVM's setup. Standard connectors. K, V, and M are all standard female sockets, so the...
Cons: Hot-keys. The system-selection hot keys are overly-complicated and difficult to use for the common case (one KVM, no daisy-chain). DPMS. The monitor will never go into standby, no matter what the active system does. Something about the KVM (OSD?) keeps the monitor on always.
Pros: The KVM switch works great. I've used it with Linux, SunOS, SOLARIS, HPUX, FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD, AmigaOS, and every version of Windows. It is solid. I've never had any problems with it at all. I've used it on hardware from x86 to Sun to HP to IBM to Motorola, Amiga, and other strange hardware...
Cons: I had to sell most of my computers so I don't need this anymore.
Summary: Can't say nothing bad about this product. I have two and going to get another one. Have had no problems at all except the low Res but with the latest Fedora 10 and Above, that seems to be a thing of the past.
Pros: Great switch for Linux, Windows Able to add more then one
Cons: Linux can't see the monitor, so I get very low Res
Cons: Pay no attention to the specifications where it states KVM cables. I expected to get 8 sets of cables & it comes with one. Should say KVM Cable not Cables. Just spent another $xx on cables on newegg.
Summary: Console display not syncing is really annoying, thankfully it's just with that one config. The beep is annoying too, but as the KVM is in another office, I don't have to here it. Documentation is minimal(and contraditory). I'd strongly consider buying again considering the quality and price.
Pros: quality product; works with Windows & Linux systems equally; price!
Cons: didn't support my Dell usb kb; tried everything, no luck. Can't disable switching beep. console display doesn't sync with my 17" ViewEra & 82865G onboard vid; but works fine w/ all other monitor/GX card configs thus tested.