"I have one girlfriend and one computer. In normal
conditions, we both couldn't use the computer at the same time, in
spite of the fact that it usually has a lot of processing power
available. I also have a spare monitor and a second video card for
playing 3D games (voodoo) so this idea came to me as something very
obvious. New XFree86 4.0 support for dualhead suggests that most of
the hard work is already done. And it has to be on Linux, because
no closed source OS would allow me to make the changes that I
"As several reports confirm, Linux is been successfully used in
educational institutions and projects due to it's great benefits
and low cost. Using the same computer for two (or more)
simultaneous students, workers, etc. is something that can reduce
even more these costs."
"This is also a great option for companies to simplify the
management and upgrades of the shared resources (motherboard,
"For everybody who may be asking: don't it get too slow? No. The
performance difference is barely perceptible as most of the time
the computer is waiting some command from the user. And if you
haven't figured it out by yourself let me tell something: we live
in a time of computing power in excess or do you think most of the
users needs a GigaHertz Pentium 3 machine just to do their word
processing and surf the web?"
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