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and this can only be done by Virtual PC?
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post #12 of 20
If you want them to run on a single CPU, yes

Honestly, though, it sounds like you want two computers
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If you want one Operating System with two monitors. This is really simple, just do as suggested above.

If you want Windows on one monitor and Linux on another but running from the same pc you will need virtualisation

If you want two versions of windows running simitaniously on the same PC then you will need virtualisation. However if you want the real OS using one set of kybrd n mouse and the virtual os using another set i think you need some sort of switch (hardware). Not 100% sure though
    
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post #14 of 20
Quote:
Originally Posted by karan.t View Post
and this can only be done by Virtual PC?
Or by getting another computer...


An OS manages your system resources (aka hardware). You can't have two OSes running at the same time and at the same level. Therefore, you need to have a primary OS and then have that allocate virtual hardware for any underlying OS.

A single OS can be controlled by only one user at a time. How else would it different keystrokes from two keyboards or mouse commands? How would it prioritize requests?
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A single OS can be controlled by only one user at a time. How else would it different keystrokes from two keyboards or mouse commands? How would it prioritize requests?
Actually it can be done. The PC just doesn't understand which mouse is which mouse

There is probably a way of having two mice on screen. Bet its a ball ache to do though
    
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Actually it can be done. The PC just doesn't understand which mouse is which mouse

There is probably a way of having two mice on screen. Bet its a ball ache to do though
You can have two independent mouse pointers on one OS?
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post #17 of 20
you can try this out.
http://www.overclock.net/other-softw...-yod-m-3d.html

you can open firefox in one window and switch to another window and open firefox again without the first one being on the task bar.
post #18 of 20
You can do this under Linux by using multiple X sessions, I believe. Doubt it is possible with Windows.
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Originally Posted by DuckieHo View Post
You can have two independent mouse pointers on one OS?
I found this...
http://cpnmouse.sourceforge.net/

didn't read much into it, nor did I try it. But they explain it like it's 2 independent pointers. Sounds fishy, but someone may want to look into it.
post #20 of 20
Yea, I should have read your first post better, It sounds like to me, my method would work, if the thing the other person wanted to do was watch a movie

But what your asking for would mean, 2 os's to handle the two seperate inteface devices, otherwise, your mouse wouldnt give you 2 pointers, and the two mice plugged in would fight eachother with movement. Can I ask, what for? How about a cheap generic laptop to stick on the desk, nothing special, but a problem solver.
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