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2 desks, 1 computer

April 20, 2010 at 06:25:12
Specs: Windows 7
Hi everyone,

I have a workstation running 4 monitors, 1 keyboard and mouse.

It's a great setup, which I use for technical work but I find it too intense of a setup for day to day activities. (Accounting, emails, etc...)

I would like to use this same computer at another desk with just one monitor and a different keyboard and mouse at the same time.

I've done this in the past using remote connection on a different workstation to connect to the desired computer, but the 4 monitors in this case pose a problem for this method.

Any input would be appreciated.

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April 20, 2010 at 11:59:38
Depending on how much Memory and CPU power you have, you may want to look into a virtual machine. It will run on the same box but with different hardware depending on how you setup the VM. You could also remote to the VM.

This other desk has a computer too? If so why not just network share the files and have two different machines unless this other computer is an old piece of %$#%#?

Other wise, yest remote control would be the best. I like VNC, but there is Windows Remote Desktop or if you need on line remote then Go To My PC or Log Me In would work too. I like using logmein so I can use my computer from any where.

As for it being intense, I have 3 monitors on my rig I just turn off 2 of them when I am not using them. Don't see the problem.

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April 21, 2010 at 06:24:17
Thanks for the reply.

The VM Idea sounds like it might do the trick.
The other computer is old, and the main computer is rip roar'n and set up with everything I need.

Work space is limited on the 4 screen work area. The other desk is more administrative oriented.


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April 21, 2010 at 08:12:03
I like Virtual Box by Sun Microsystems

but if you are diehard Microsoft then

Most VMs are free because they make their money off the extra licenses you buy for each VM.

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