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    Anyone here uses dual monitors? if so , what is the purpose . .

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    I don't but my boss have a dual monitor setup..*pout* Well you get twice as much screen area and that can be good if you do graphical design and such. It toke him some time to get used to though,

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    I do, and so do most of the people I work with. Most of them do drafting, so it's necessary. For me, it's just nice to be able to have a IE window and a Minesweeper window open at the same time

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    I also use dual monitors. I like to be able to debug full-screen DirectX applications with my second monitor. Also, I too like to play minesweeper on the second while doing things on the primary.
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    I use to have dual monitor, but then my dad needed my second monitor.

    I usually used it by downloading something on my secondary monitor, and doing the important stuff on the main monitor. It would make it easy to check the status of a download or something without having to press ALT+TAB or anything.

    I wished I still had it.
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    One word comes to mind, Lucky Asses. OK, maybe 2.

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    If you OS supports dual monitors it is very cheap right now to upgrade. Here is what I bought...remember i just use it for debugging and simple stuff so I don't care about the video card.

    1) ATI Rage XL Pro (8mg) PCI - $30.00
    2) Samtron 76V 17" Monitor - $86.00 + $30 shipping

    So, as you can see it wasn't all that much money. Make sure to get a compatible video card with your OS and make sure it's PCI, assuming you have your AGP taken by the primary. I got all my stuff at www.pricewatch.com

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    Or you could use a *NIX OS and use virtual desktops. Last summer I used to run eight, now I'm down to four. One for the console, web browser, development, and games. I'm surprised Windows hasn't implemented that yet (unless XP does?). It's a very nice feature.
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    That virtual desktop is nice.
    XP's got it now in with the powertoys.
    You can get em here http://download.microsoft.com/downlo...erToySetup.exe

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    Thumbs up

    duel monitor is good for working
    but for playing games a big monitor is better


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    I just installed VirtuaWin-
    http://w1.457.telia.com/~u45706979/

    Multiple desktops on Windows2K, life is getting better.
    If a tree falls in the forest, and no one is around to see it, do the other trees make fun of it?

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