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August 13, 2010 5:08:44 AM

<One computer, two monitor-mouse-keyboard>

(We have.....
1 computer (cpu, quad)
2 monitor
2 keyboard
2 mouse
3 internal harddrive
4gb ram
internal sound and vga
Windows 7 pro
.....)

I have only one computer and sometimes my spouse and I want to use this computer at the same time.
It there an easy way to use this computer together, but wish to have different environment at the same time.

For example,
> my spouse watches Youtube and I am doing photoshop on our seperate screen, using seperate mouse
> my spouse watches a movie from netflix and I write email on outlook

Is this possible ?
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August 13, 2010 6:44:10 AM

Hmmm...this is interesting...
Is it possible?
If yes how?
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August 13, 2010 5:44:46 PM

I think you can set up a second virtual machine and do what you want.

The extra keyboards and mice will all work, but you will normally get in each other's way.

Watching a movie may work out since no input action is required once you get the movie started.
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August 13, 2010 5:54:50 PM

Virtual machine is obvious (usually I use vmware). That one I do almost all the time.
Can you do it without virtual thing?
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August 13, 2010 6:22:44 PM

guanyu210379 said:
Virtual machine is obvious (usually I use vmware). That one I do almost all the time.
Can you do it without virtual thing?

I don't think so.
If you plug in two mice, you still get just one cursor that either mouse can control. I can see a divorce coming if both try to move the same cursor to their own app at the same time.
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August 14, 2010 3:22:22 AM

My Question clarification,

What I kind of want is, through one machine, one OS....

I wish to divide the operation in two. Do you guys understand what I am seeking?
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August 14, 2010 3:41:07 AM

publicjj said:
My Question clarification,

What I kind of want is, through one machine, one OS....

I wish to divide the operation in two. Do you guys understand what I am seeking?


You can certainly have two windows/apps active, one on each monitor. The problem is that there can be only one cursor per OS.

If you had two mice connected, either could move the cursor which would be a real contention issue between the two users.
The same would be true of a second keyboard.

In the interests of domestic tranquility, consider getting your spouse their own PC.
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July 11, 2012 8:19:43 PM

Yes it is possible for what you want......get BeTwin software and install it in your computer.
Then you can see the magic, it works just like you guys are using two different computer.
Thankyou.
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