Alternatively, I also wanted to control my office and personal laptop with a single keyboard/touchpad, while they display there own contents. I found Synergy which
This seems to be a pretty easy to setup utility and works like a KM switch and not a KVM(Keyboard Video Mouse) yet.
"lets you easily share a single mouse and keyboard between multiple computers with different operating systems without special hardware. It's intended for users with multiple computers on their desk since each system uses its own display."
Jonathan Hardwick's blog has a nice comparison for these tools.