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Is there any way that I can hook two mouses up to one computer and have two cursors on the screen. And if i can then is there any way two windows can be selected at once so two people can work one two programs at the same computer?

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Yeah --

Get Linux and X. Hook up a second monitor to a second head / video card. Get a USB mouse and keyboard, and a PS2 mouse and keyboard. Start two copies of X, each going to a different head and mouse/keyboard combo. You win!

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So there is absolutely no way to do it on windows? And is linux another OS cuz i dont think my parents would like it if I installed a new OS on our comp...
It is, but you can dual-boot with windows, so it asks if you want to start linux or windows when you boot up. Also, it seems pretty unlikely to me that windows would support that.

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If i hooked two mouses up to Windows because I solved the first problem is there any way to get two cursors with two mouses on Windows?

Also where can i download a good Linux OS and X?
And what is X?

[Edited by - Tallshortkid on January 17, 2005 4:51:14 PM]

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There is a kind of software out ther that allows you to do that (not with Windows). It has a special name (something groupware).

The short answer is that there is no clean way of handling more than one cursor/focus (how do you allow two overlapping windows be simultaneously in focus?). There is software for working on documents with more than one person simultaneously over a network, and as the AP pointed out you can have two separate windowing environments running.

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