Running two iMacs together..

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Bag La Doosh, Jan 26, 2009.

  1. Bag La Doosh macrumors newbie

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    I have a 24" iMac and do extensive video editing as well as manage a website. both of these jobs would greatly benefit from a second monitor. I saw a picture of someone using two 24" Imacs side by side and was intrigued. is there a way to use two as a double monitor? Better question.. Is it possible to link the systems so you have double everything? (wishful thinking)
     
  2. rust.puppet macrumors regular

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    why not just have a 24" imac and a 24" cinema display? the display sits a inch shorter or so but its much more cost efficient.
     
  3. mcavjame macrumors 65816

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    It depends on your intention for linking. Two machines can share data linked by an ethernet cable. You can also do networking with a firewire cable.
     
  4. TrapOx macrumors 6502

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  5. nadnnerb macrumors newbie

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    linking two iMacs

    I am also interested in linking two iMacs.One nice thing about all these layoffs at work, there are a bunch of iMacs sitting idle. I work on a 24" iMac and would love to hook up another one as a second monitor. possible?
     
  6. spinnerlys Guest

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    Only the current 27" iMac has the possibility to be used as a regular external display.

    You can also use Screen Recycler.
     
  7. illy123 macrumors member

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    Are you trying to distribute the processing power amongst them or simply have a second screen?
     
  8. nadnnerb macrumors newbie

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    thanks spinnerlys, that's too bad.

    illy123, I was just hoping to get some more real estate. Plus, how bad ass would that look working on two huge iMacs side by side.
     

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