PowerMac to PowerBook hook-up?

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by brogers, Jul 5, 2003.

  1. macrumors regular

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    I am thinking about getting a 17" PowerBook for work. Later I will be getting a dual 2 G5. My question is this: Can I hook up the 17" monitor to the G5 without the PowerBook slowing down the G5.
     
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    You can use Apple Remote Desktop or a similar program to takeover the G5 from the PowerBook, but I'm not sure if you need a monitor connected to the G5 if you're planning to just use the PowerBook's screen. You do, of course, need to hookup a monitor to setup the G5 and ARD in the first place. Anyone have any thoughts?
     
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    Kwyjibo

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    interesting idea but i think that would be more harm than good.....Its a good idea brogers, but the consensus is that it will never be something you can do, or atleast not in the near future

    we need a macrumors FAQ section, i don't know how many time i've read this simply because the powerbooks have such nice screens.
     
  5. thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for the help. Wasn't sure it could be done, and you are right about the FAQ section.

    brogers
     

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