Dual Monitors
Home | Reviews and Features | Special Reports | Forums |

Results 1 to 4 of 4

Thread: Dual Monitors

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Oct 1998
    Location
    Bangkok, Thailand
    Posts
    2,060

    Dual Monitors

    I know that Windows 2000 supports multiply monitors.

    But I'm wondering whenever it can make it that each display will be able to run independently. For example, if I plug in a second set of mouse and keyboard, 2 users would be able to use the same computer simultanously.

    Or does anybody knows of any utility which can do such thing?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    May 2000
    Location
    You know, I've seen some damn long descriptions of where people live, and I was just wondering how freakin' long of a location they actually allow you to write in here. Looks like it's quite a bit. Oh well, if the space is here I'll use it!!! :)
    Posts
    2,330
    Man, never heard of anything like that. How will you hook two keyboards and mice up to one computer? Serial port? Could be interesting.

    ------------------
    Those who fear the facts will forever try to discredit the fact finders. - Daniel C. Dennett
    Off Topic Central - Owned and Operated by HWC members

    IMO, Mr. Derek Smart is a hypocrite: Only someone who is either (a) lying (b) ashamed of their products (c) just plain ashamed, would hestitate to give out some simple and straight forward information. - Derek Smart, Ph.D.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jan 1999
    Posts
    1,424
    Its been done, it was reviewed on some austrialian website a few months back. The product emulates two windows sessions on one computer. One person uses a PS/2 keyboard / mouse and the other has to use USB components.

    Couple drawbacks:

    - Runs only on Win98. Not a big deal.

    - Works only with the supplied Trident 3DImage card in multi-monitor. You may say "that sucks", but while the 3DImage sucks at 3D its got quite crisp 2D.

    - No simultaneous access of files. Only applications at allow multiple instances can be open by both people at the same time. For example, try opening Winamp multiple times...you'll never get more then one instance. But most business applications will allow multiple instances open at one time (Office, netscape, IE).

    ------------------
    This signature space FOR SALE
    This signature space FOR SALE

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Oct 1998
    Location
    Bangkok, Thailand
    Posts
    2,060
    That's exactly what I've seen being done as well. In fact, you could potentially hook up as many monitors and keyboards as you want provided you have enough PCI slots for the cards.

    I don't seem to be able to find these products anywhere.

    Anybody care to suggest some links?

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •