Coretron’s Tech Blog

February 18, 2009

Windows 7 Should Allow Multiple Simultaneous Users

Filed under: Technology — coretron @ 4:32 pm

A couple weeks ago a friend of mine set up his computer, which has two monitors, in our living room while he was living on our couch. He and I were trying to find something on the internet, he searched and I sat there with this second monitor in front of me. I thought, “why can’t I use this monitor?” Computers can have two mice, two keyboards, and two monitors, but not two users. They are more than powerful enough. For that matter why can’t a computer have 5 users on  monitors using usb to dvi adapters? Here’s a video of 5 monitors on one computer showing it is possible. Think of the implications for schools, libraries, and businesses. Schools and libraries are always in need of more computers and are getting their budgets slashed. Turn one computer into 5. There’s already a program for linux that does this called Userful Multiplier which supports 10 users, more info at userful.com. This could be SO helpful in saving money on computers, not to mention electricity. But then again Microsoft would only be selling one copy instead of 10. Think that’s why we won’t ever see this technology?

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1 Comment »

  1. FIRST!!!!!
    “Sir, I like your ideas and would like to subscribe to them.”

    Makes perfect sense. Damn Windows.

    Comment by Scumbag J — February 19, 2009 @ 2:24 pm


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