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I need some place to start.
the to do list:
find and install a powerful unix native multimonitoring prog.
properly install libvsual of amarok
create a virtual windows installation that i can log into form the standard logon screen
setup my multymonitoring corectly

i think that it, i don't realy know
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Ubuntu is the way to go
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^^Whats so funny?

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im using ubuntu
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post #6 of 11
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I need some place to start.
the to do list:
find and install a powerful unix native multimonitoring prog.
properly install libvsual of amarok
create a virtual windows installation that i can log into form the standard logon screen
setup my multymonitoring corectly

i think that it, i don't realy know
Monitoring prog...uh...there are some pretty good GDesklet monitors, gkrellm is good, conky is pretty good

Libvisual. Search for it in synaptic, otherwise use google and ubuntuforums

Virtual windows installation. You're dreaming, bud. Not going to happen. Just not possible the way you described it. You can download VMWare Server (free I think) for ubuntu and install XP that way, but you'd have to log into ubuntu then start up vmware for that to work. I think you could fudge things a bit to make it sort of work (create 'xp' user, have vmware startup by default and fullscreen by default...close vmware and log out via the GNOME menu...)

Setting up the monitor program? Shouldn't be too hard; NOTE: don't expect CPU-Z or Everest or SANDRA. Linux just doesn't have that kind of stuff atm. No real need (no need for BLAZING fast hardware nor intricate monitoring to play any really amazing games -> linux can't play bf2 so that kind of tweaking isn't really necessary...). GDesklets will probably be what you're looking for...adesklets is ok too I think...

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post #7 of 11
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when i say multimonitoring i mean multiscreens
and for the windows thing i was thinking qenu [hacked to start on boot in fullscreen
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But why would you want Windows to start off boot? Why not just boot into Windows from the first place? Or, just use VMWare Server and do that, it runs well, and you can use Windows and Linux at the same time without rebooting.
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post #10 of 11
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youre getting close what i don,t want is another desktop enviroment running when you use windows. i want to set the session to windows and login.
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