Using one nMP w/ multiple users simultaneously?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by orien2v2, Dec 23, 2013.

  1. orien2v2 macrumors newbie

    Oct 12, 2010
    I'm planning on getting one but it's not cheap, considering I'm trying to save as much as I can as I'm starting my small company of 3. Only two of us needs a computer to work. Is it possible to have two users using the same Mac Pro at the same time, with each of us having our own keyboard/mouse/monitor?

    Or do you suggest getting two iMacs instead? Only one of us will be using graphics & cpu intensive apps, the other only needs to do accounting...

    If it isn't possible, how about a Windows machine?
  2. td2243 macrumors 6502

    Mar 14, 2013
    Santa Fe, NM
    My wife and I would like to do this too. If we can make this happen on 1 MP, that would be amazing.
  3. AidenShaw macrumors P6


    Feb 8, 2003
    The Peninsula
    Two Mac Minis or low end Imacs would probably be fine, and save you a lot of money.

    Unless you know that a lot of your time would be spent in dual-OpenCL GPU optimized apps, the new Mini Pro won't be faster than much cheaper systems.

    If your accounting apps run on Windows, you could get a decent system with monitor for under $700. That's about the price of an empty T-Bolt drive bay for the new Mini Pro.
  4. fig macrumors 6502a


    Jun 13, 2012
    Austin, TX
    Without knowing exactly what the second user needs to do that's graphics intensive it's tough to say, but at first glance it sounds like needlessly overcomplicating things.
  5. ActionableMango macrumors G3


    Sep 21, 2010
    You could with VMWare and dedicated USB-based user input devices for the VM. But I really wouldn't recommend it. Each worker should have his/her own computer.

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