PC and a Mac on same monitor, is it possible?

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by Solafaa, Oct 23, 2004.

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    Solafaa

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    Hello i have a G5 mac and i a PC on the same desk, i would like to have both of them running on the same monitor (new apple 23") where i could switch between the 2. How can i do this?

    If there is no way can someone please give me a better idea then have 2 monitors and 2 desktops, thanks.

    p.s. I know the mac are 10x better and i agree but i need a PC aswell (gaming).
     
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    yellow

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    Use a KVM. There are bajillions for sale and findable via Google/Froogle. You'll want to shoot for a DVI KVM (to support your monitor) and start using USB on your PC if you want to only use 1 keyboard and mouse.
     
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    Westside guy

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    Might need a new video card for the PC, too - does the current one support DVI?

    Edit: I agree that USB keyboard and mouse is a good idea, but I've used a PS/2 to USB adapter with my older KVM so I could switch between my Linux box and my Powerbook. At work I've got both hooked to a 21" CRT and one of those MS split ergonomic keyboards.
     
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    yellow

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    Yes, good call on the new cideo card that supports DVI.
     
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    Dr. Dastardly

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    The only problem is if you get a kvm switch it will cripple your max resolution output for your monitor. And the ones that don't are so expensive that your almost better off buying a new monitor. I havn't shopped around for them in a while so maybe someone might know one that I don't that has the resolution of a 23" screen and fairly affordable. I know I would be interested in hearing about it.
     

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