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#6014
Re:Two Computers in One? 9 Years, 10 Months ago Karma: 0
Virtualization allows to improve utilization (it's well-known that usually PC is idle most of the time). But it raises some licensing considerations as VMLite Workstation runs under Windows (correct me if I'm wrong). I think it would be better to use some bare-metal or Linux based hypervisor in such scenario.
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#6018
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Sounds interesting. Do you happen to have any pics of the device?
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Re:Two Computers in One? 9 Years, 10 Months ago Karma: 52
For the license issue, you will have to purchase more Windows license for teh virtual machines. bare metal is not as efficient as you would think. Hosted virtualization might performing better. If you look at Xen/ESX, the device emulation is still needed to be done using some host services. So guest still goes to hypervisor, then redirected to dom0 or another layer for processing, could be even slower. This is a rather interesting debate, I don't want to go too far

As for pic, we don't want to reveal it yet, it's small device, less than 300g, 7cm long, with display output, audio in/out, keyboard, moust ports, etc.
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Re:Two Computers in One? 9 Years, 10 Months ago Karma: 0
admin wrote:
If we provide a hardware device that allows you to use one computer as multiple PCs, will you be interested?

Say, the device costs about $100, it can hook up a monitor, keyboard and sound card, connect by one USB cable, or as wireless.


That sounds awesome! I'd be all over that for home theater (virtual-) PCs if it had a HDMI port and wireless N or Gig-ethernet (assuming home theater devices don't start shipping with Windows Phone like OSes that can access your home network).
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Re:Two Computers in One? 9 Years, 9 Months ago Karma: 0
I setup successfully the Guest XP mode using wireless USB and Mouse (Connect via USB receiver) and the host use laptop keyboard

BUT

How can i setup the Guest to use laptopkeyboard and the Host to use USB wireless Keyboard&Mouse? The reason is i want to play game on the host with external monitor instead on the guest (Better 3D support, better delay time), and i dont want to play game with laptop keyboard (It's hard to use becasue key spacing), laptop LCD. My wife will use the laptop with Guest OS to surf web, excel...

Did anyone try this? Or any suggestion? I appreciate for any help


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Re:Two Computers in One? 9 Years, 9 Months ago Karma: 52
Nice to know wireless mouse worked !

This is good question, you want the guest to use built-in keyboard and mouse, right now it won't work, guest has to rely on USB devices.

Can you insert 2 wireless mouses? This way, you leave one to host

asturias wrote:
I setup successfully the Guest XP mode using wireless USB and Mouse (Connect via USB receiver) and the host use laptop keyboard

BUT

How can i setup the Guest to use laptopkeyboard and the Host to use USB wireless Keyboard&Mouse? The reason is i want to play game on the host with external monitor instead on the guest (Better 3D support, better delay time), and i dont want to play game with laptop keyboard (It's hard to use becasue key spacing), laptop LCD. My wife will use the laptop with Guest OS to surf web, excel...

Did anyone try this? Or any suggestion? I appreciate for any help


Thanks & Best Rgds
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