Desktop Multiplier

Not something that you usually need, but it sure does have it’s uses. Desktop Multiplier takes one PC and turns it into a 2-person workstation as long as you have an extra USB port and a dual headed video card. Pretty interesting software, and the 2-person version is free!
Try it out here.
Via Userful

  • db

    Soooo, I don’t get this. I can get a ‘free’ version, but it requires a dual-head video board (not inexpensive), plus another screen and keyboard, plus some magic software.
    Or, I can run LTSP, use the same screen and keyboard, and pick up a Joe Random PC for $50, and have something that actually works better, and doesn’t require licenseing.
    X-windows is made for remote desktops and thin clients. You can get SFF (small formfactor) PIII-800’s off ebay for $50, which make outstanding X workstations, and you can grow your network as large as you like.
    What am I missing? 🙂

  • db

    Soooo, I don’t get this. I can get a ‘free’ version, but it requires a dual-head video board (not inexpensive), plus another screen and keyboard, plus some magic software.
    Or, I can run LTSP, use the same screen and keyboard, and pick up a Joe Random PC for $50, and have something that actually works better, and doesn’t require licenseing.
    X-windows is made for remote desktops and thin clients. You can get SFF (small formfactor) PIII-800’s off ebay for $50, which make outstanding X workstations, and you can grow your network as large as you like.
    What am I missing? 🙂

  • Oh. This is an easy one. The thing you’re missing is that some people can’t handle Linux. I’m not saying I wouldn’t recommend LTSP but take your average Windows user and try to get them to set up LTSP. It’s hellish for someone that knows AOL as their only source for Internet.
    Find me a Windows LTSP. 😉 This is probably as close as you get in a small scale.

  • darkmoon

    Oh. This is an easy one. The thing you’re missing is that some people can’t handle Linux. I’m not saying I wouldn’t recommend LTSP but take your average Windows user and try to get them to set up LTSP. It’s hellish for someone that knows AOL as their only source for Internet.
    Find me a Windows LTSP. 😉 This is probably as close as you get in a small scale.