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Using Laptop for PC monitor

By vince_teeter ·
Help! I am trying to find and buy a product which can be loaded onto a laptop (and perhaps PC) so that a laptop can substitute for a PC monitor. Ideally this would plug into the PC's video socket, but it could attach to the parallel, serial or USB.

I have neither room for a humongous CRT monitor nor money for a flat screen monitor, but I have several laptops and would like to be able to use them instead. I would really like to find a product which can let a laptop be a monitor for Linux as well as Windows.

Because of the frequency of terms like "monitor" and "laptop", searching for this product has not been feasible.

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by mshavrov In reply to Using Laptop for PC monit ...

I believe there are no "hardware solutions" to convert laptop to "CRT monitor". But you can always use your laptops as "thin client". In ideal situation you may configure "LAN Boot" with your NIC, but it may be too complicated and too fragle. But you can install, for example, Windows 98 with Terminal Server Client, and then telnet to Windows 2000/XP. It works like PCAnywhere with Windows. For Linux/Unix you can either install XWindows software (client) on the Windows, or just install Linux and use XTerm.

Good luck,

Michael Shavrov
MCSE W2K, MCSE+I, CCNP, Sun SCSA, Security+, ...

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by wlbowers In reply to Using Laptop for PC monit ...

It Doesn't Exist. Sorry.


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