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Zu Lu
Minmatar
Legends of Matar
Posted - 2004.08.25 16:24:00 - [1]
 

Hi. I have 2 pc's currently, My main pc which i am using atm and a spare which is not in use but i want to use it for internet etc so i can keep my main pc running smoothly. The hardrive on the spare pc was one of the 2 hardrives in my main pc and now they both have the exact same windows xp software on them. I have not even fired up my spare pc since i put the hardrive in.

I can keep both pc's in same room, is it best to format the drive on spare and install linux on it to save money ? With only one monitor do i just have to switch the lead everytime i wanna use a different pc ? Anyone got any experience or advice in doing this ?

Any help would be greatly appreciated

Thanks

Daeyreth
The Ankou
Raiden.
Posted - 2004.08.26 03:53:00 - [2]
 

the wonders of technology Switcher unit

this isnt the exact one i have im still looking for that one but basically 2 pc's plug into the unit then one mouse and keyboard (ps2, sorry aint seen any usb one's) and also plug one monitor in the front and theres 2 leads coming out back... you then use your keyboard to swap between the computers by using the combination " scroll lock, scroll lock, esc."

very useful in my opnion :) hope this helps somewhat.

it is available from the radio spares catalougue (if you live in the uk.) or i think you can order to other contries via this link Linkage

Inanna Sumer
GoonFleet
GoonSwarm
Posted - 2004.08.26 06:10:00 - [3]
 

or just look online for KVM switches... i'm sure there's a ton of online resellers anywhere in the world.

mahhy
MASS
Posted - 2004.08.26 07:42:00 - [4]
 

Originally by: Zu Lu
Hi. I have 2 pc's currently, My main pc which i am using atm and a spare which is not in use but i want to use it for internet etc so i can keep my main pc running smoothly. The hardrive on the spare pc was one of the 2 hardrives in my main pc and now they both have the exact same windows xp software on them. I have not even fired up my spare pc since i put the hardrive in.

I can keep both pc's in same room, is it best to format the drive on spare and install linux on it to save money ? With only one monitor do i just have to switch the lead everytime i wanna use a different pc ? Anyone got any experience or advice in doing this ?


1.) Assuming your second PC is already up and running with an OS and software, keep as is, don't bother with Linux (and I'm Linux fanatic!) Unless you want to of course.
2.) Use google to search for "KVM switch" or "usb KVM switch" and do a bit of reading. Find some reviews of specific models. (KVM stands for Keyboard,Video,Mouse. Switches all three between 2 ore more PCs)
3.) have you though about networking them?


 

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