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Author Topic: Two users with own KVM(keyboard, monitor, mouse) on one Windows PC?  (Read 4319 times)

NewKreation

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I would like to be able to have one Windows PC in our home office that two people can access simultaneously. Each user would have their own keyboard, monitor and mouse. Has anyone done this? I would think that it would require a video card with dual monitor support or two monitor cards. I would also expect that the software/hardware required would allow each person to work in their own user environment. Currently, we are using two older and slower computers, so sharing the same new PC should be faster than what we currently have. I would like to know all my options, free or otherwise. Thanks in advance!


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Re: Two users with own KVM(keyboard, monitor, mouse) on one Windows PC?
« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2009, 03:48:11 PM »
this is actually a really interesting idea.. i have no idea but i'd love to hear what people recommend.

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Re: Two users with own KVM(keyboard, monitor, mouse) on one Windows PC?
« Reply #2 on: December 18, 2009, 06:17:59 PM »
Not free but reasonably cheap from DealExtreme:

NC120 UXP - US$45.90
NC300 1-to-3 User - US$62
NC220 - US$65

Note these are copies of the real NComputing devices but if you want to try one and don't need USB the NC120 might work out OK.

EDIT: You'll need one Ethernet port per device also but they're reasonably cheap to add, (the NC300 comes with a 3 port card).

NOTE: I'm not recommending you get these from DX, just pointing out they are available.  If you want to be sure you get one that works, then buy from NComputing or another brand name company.

A quick look over SourceForge seemed to reveal that there is possibly software available to do the same, (mostly Linux based), but you'd still need to supply your own thin client hardware.
« Last Edit: December 18, 2009, 06:36:13 PM by 4wd »

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Re: Two users with own KVM(keyboard, monitor, mouse) on one Windows PC?
« Reply #3 on: December 23, 2009, 11:22:28 PM »
http://en.wikipedia....tiseat_configuration
no personal experience but i've been interested in this as well. Basically treating the modern day PCS as MINI computers :)
what i do have setup though is an expensive server with all celeron (5 yrs old) pcs as terminals via RDP. Works well enough.
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