>Why don't you try networking the two stations...?
indeed! why not? sometime after 2020, this may not be an issue. my
problem is trying to occaisionally use a Dos or Windoze application,
often requiring a gui.
the linux host s/b setup to do all the primary network stuff (a multiple
host, home installation), with masquerading and all, but that is in the
future (this takes _time_, and experience to accomplish). for now, for
me, the simple solution is two phone lines/ two hosts. i just want to
relieve some of the "real estate" burdon.
also, the linux "Dos" solutions are still not something i am fluent
with. when i get an Excel 6.0 (now 7.0???) spreadsheet, and my boss
says "i put this in "/common", take a look at it", i have to go to my
office, sometimes this is a major bummer.... this happens rarely
enough that i do not feel justified in requisitioning an nt workstation
(now i would have a real estate problem in the _office_ ;-).
thanks to the folks that have responded. i now have the courage to at
least try this.
>|i have decided that i need to put up a dedicated Dos/Windoze
>|workstation (so i will not have to take down my linux box).
>|it would be nice to switch to this box, using one of the newer
>|switch boxes i see that have ports for VGA, keyboard and mouse.
>|is this practical? Safe for the equipment?
>|i know that i would have to boot with everything connected, not a
>|but when i switch back, hours or days later, will the monitor have
>|problems by the momentary glitch? again, i am assuming that i will
>|to run identical frequencies on both systems (or have a modeline set
>|in a batch file that can be blindly invoked).
>|is anyone doing this? is this just a bad idea, for technical
>|i will be using a 17" multi-sync NEC to start, followed by a 20"
>|freq. Intergraph. i am willing to take a _small_ risk, wrt the
>|hardware, i just don't want to be attempting something really stupid,
>|that will eventually bite me.
>|all advice, and what the hey, blind speculation, is welcome.