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#1
my it guy was in his office today and i stopped by to just shoot the shit for a bit and talk games. and he did the most incredible thing i've ever seen in person with a pc. He went from his linux desktop that he manages the network with, to osx with the flick of a button like "alt tabbing" through operating systems. then went back to linux changed sumthing and then went right back to the windows side of things and started playing WoW again. The question here is... does he have 1 computer with 3 virtual machines, or just a kvm switch running?? i saw 3 icons pop up in the middle of his monitor when he did this one looked like a penguin(linux), one was the apple logo(mac os), and the other waso f course a vista button(win vista). i know he uses a 5000 black edition like my own to do this but i'm not familiar with the way he does it>>> could some outline what i'd need to do to just switch between linux and windows, "mac os doesnt work with amd afaik??? i would be so happy to be able to do this(bragging right really) lol
 
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He most probably has 2 virtual machines. Mac's have been hacked to be installed into a "PC"(it's illeagal though). You could have just asked him, you know?
 

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Yeah, it'd be a Virtual Machine (most likely running on Linux) running Windows and OSX in it.
I've seen it done as well, using Fedora 9 as the "core" OS and Windows as one of the desktops.
To get OSX to run on your PC, do some searching for "OSX86", as the cracked version of OSX has come to be known as.
 

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the simplest way would be to simply get an intel based mac, install vmware and then install windows and linux.
 
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that was pretty sweet
 
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Thanks Innocent that was a laugh.Honestly I want an "arrange by penis" in my context menu.
 
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The pinacle of multitasking i call that..
 

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Thanks Innocent that was a laugh.Honestly I want an "arrange by penis" in my context menu.
Not a problem glad you enjoy it. Doesn't know the difference between a website & the Internet. LOLOLOL!
 
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HAHAHAHAHA! Yeah....

"That's my research..."

XD
 

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Unfortunately not, you could always Google the guys name at the end and see what happens.
 
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So can i do this with vista installed ?

Maybe install VIrtualPC on Vista ? or any other soft .
 

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Yeah you should be able to. Don't see why not.
 
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wow didn't think i'd generate much convo about this, the guy in the video is not my guy. we both work at sun microsystems, i'm in accounting he's the it guy for our floor. The thing is i didn't have time to ask him because he all of a sudden got flashed back to the linux and said there was "something wrong" and i had to leave, lol. but i want to try this, but the question is, what's the lag like doing this. could you game with a vm if i was running say fedora or ubuntu??
 
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sucks i'm at work i want to see the video now, stupid websense.
 
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Shame they sped us the voices to hide the identities though.
 
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are u sure it was not 2 comps running off the same monitor mouse keybourd with a switch box as i have one on my desk and you can flick between comps instantly with a quick key press
 
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are u sure it was not 2 comps running off the same monitor mouse keybourd with a switch box as i have one on my desk and you can flick between comps instantly with a quick key press
Someone suggested a kvm, but I personally don't think it is because of the smoothness of the GUI in between os's, it could be but it has some nice features to let the user label each computer with an image and name it.