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Old 02-24-2010, 11:26 AM   #1
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Is it possible to setup a computer with two monitors, two mice, and two keyboards such that one user can log into her account and another user can log into her account simultaneously. Note: this is different from logging in remotely from a separate computer. I'm wondering if this can be done with a single computer and have the cables for the monitors, mice, and keyboards splicing, and the monitors display two independent profiles.
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Old 02-24-2010, 02:06 PM   #2
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im going to say no. sorry
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Run a virtual machine in VMware fusion. idk if you can have separate input devices though.

Why on earth do you want to do such a thing?
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What you are talking about is a mainframe/terminal setup. Very old technology. i don't think you could run any current Windows versions like that. Maybe Linux? Requires specialized hardware that you're going to have a hard time finding (probably).
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Just buy a second computer....
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Just buy a second computer....
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You can put a second mouse, keyboard, and monitor, but they won't work in the way you want them to.
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Old 02-24-2010, 04:58 PM   #7
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I have a very similar question. Is there any way I can add a second set of input devices (either a controller or Keyboard/Mouse) and have one set of inputs go to one program, and another go to a second program? So I could run 2 instances of a game and play local multiplayer?
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^Yes. Use Xpadder. It lets me play COD4 in split screen with two PS1 controllers.
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Just go buy some cheap P4 machine from Craigslist for $100. Add 1gb of ram and a cheap video card and you can OC the cpu to 3.4 GHZ. I have seen this done. It's a nice computer for internet and light gaming.
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Never really heard of this idea. I could only think that you could dual- boot 2 OS's. I don't really know how you would get 2 mice and keyboards working though...someone else can correct what I am trying to say.
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