Originally posted by harley3344
yes there is for ur function, not what im talking about, i need multiple mouse pointers and 1 mouse per pointer. your talking about virtual computers. http://www.thinsoftinc.com/download/setup.exe thats what ur thinking of or synergy i forget which one connects 2 pc's keyboards and mouse or if its betwin
...I Didn't know you could have two users using one PC simultaneously on software alone.
Yes, Thinsoftinc was the method I was referring to (except their method is purely software based).
Synergy is a type of remote desktop software which allows one user to control other computers over a network, from one PC. I'm doing this now using TightVNC. It doesn't allow simultaneous use of one PC.
I understand what you're trying to do. You have two monitors connected to your PC, and you want software which enables you to use two mice on your system, one for your friend, and one for you, so you can both use your PC at the same time, right?
BeTwin from http://www.thinsoftinc.com
does just that. You've just researched it yourself. It allows you to use one graphics card with a dual head (which is your current setup) as well as multiple graphics cards.
You can't get just a program which will add an independant cursor for each additional mouse you plug into your system only, you need software which will divide system resources, this being the processor, graphics etc...
My opinion, there's no point. PC hardware is not designed to do this, they are specifically designed for single user multitasking, not multiuser multitasking.
Yes it's a cheaper solution than buying multiple PCs, but the overall system performance will be very poor.