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Virtual Machine vs. Multiseat Configuration

Last response: in Apps General Discussion
February 24, 2013 6:57:09 PM

I am trying to figure a few things out so I can find out the best way to hook up my 47 inch tv. I already have it connected to my PC (via a 50ft HDMI cable) and everything work perfectly with no video lag or audio problems, but I want to be able to work on the big screen and my desk separately and simultaneously without having to get another computer. I know there are a few ways I can accomplish this BUT I wanted to ask you guys what you think would be the best way.

I know there are virtual machine programs such as; Virtual Box, VMware, Windows Virtual PC, and so on...

There is also software that will allow a Multiseat configuration such as Softxpand.

I also want to use a separate mouse and keyboard for my 47 inch and desk. I know Softxpand allows this, do any of the virtual machines allow this and would a virtual machine bog down my computer compared to a multiseat configuration?

Sorry for all the questions =)

Here are my computer specs:

Motherboard: Gigabyte X58A-UD3R
Processor: Intel i7 940, 2.93GHz Quad Core
Power Supply: Cooler Master 850W
Graphics Card: AMD Radeon HD 7700 Series
March 1, 2013 3:53:15 AM

Virtual machines do not support separate keyboards and mice.
March 1, 2013 9:20:18 PM

I never knew VirtualBox supported that!