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    Duel monitors, two OS's running at one time

    This is sort of a complicated question, so sorry if i explain it poorly.
    I was wondering if it is possible to have a duel monitor video card, with two monitors plugged in. Then boot one monitor into windows, and then boot the other monitor into linux. A duel OS thing but with only one computer.
    Is something like this even close to possible?

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    Talking Re: Duel monitors, two OS's running at one time

    you may want to look into virtualbox

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    Re: Duel monitors, two OS's running at one time

    Quote Originally Posted by pdiddypaul View Post
    you may want to look into virtualbox
    Sorry but thats not what i mean

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    Re: Duel monitors, two OS's running at one time

    Quote Originally Posted by houseonfire View Post
    This is sort of a complicated question, so sorry if i explain it poorly.
    I was wondering if it is possible to have a duel monitor video card, with two monitors plugged in. Then boot one monitor into windows, and then boot the other monitor into linux. A duel OS thing but with only one computer.
    Is something like this even close to possible?
    Not as far as I'm aware it's not without the use of a virtual machine package.

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    Re: Duel monitors, two OS's running at one time

    Two processors, two monitors, two graphics cards/chips... it should only be a matter of time before someone designs a reliable method of running two OSes simultaneously.

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    Re: Duel monitors, two OS's running at one time

    Quote Originally Posted by pickarooney View Post
    Two processors, two monitors, two graphics cards/chips... it should only be a matter of time before someone designs a reliable method of running two OSes simultaneously.
    There already is a way..... it's called "dual computer"

    I guess it's almost impossible to do it on 1 computer. Besides anything, every OS ties your mouse-cursor to your screen, which makes it impossible to go to the "other OS". Thereby, your keyboard wouldn't know where the things you're typing should go.

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    Re: Duel monitors, two OS's running at one time

    I guess it's almost impossible to do it on 1 computer. Besides anything, every OS ties your mouse-cursor to your screen, which makes it impossible to go to the "other OS". Thereby, your keyboard wouldn't know where the things you're typing should go.
    That's a good point.

    Probably the closest you will get is running the second OS in VirtualBox.
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    Re: Duel monitors, two OS's running at one time

    I got the solution!!!!

    we can use 2 pcs instead just 1
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    Re: Duel monitors, two OS's running at one time

    Quote Originally Posted by micio View Post
    I got the solution!!!!

    we can use 2 pcs instead just 1
    As I said:
    Quote Originally Posted by new_tolinux View Post
    There already is a way..... it's called "dual computer"

    Edit:
    That solution was even "built" before Ubuntu ever saw daylight

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