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Yes. It's called multiseat. There is software for both Linux and Windows (2K, XP, Vista, probably 7) to handle this. I think Fedora 12 is aiming to ship with support. That's all I really know (and don't ask me how... I got to reading about this months ago).
The short answer, as far as I'm aware, is "No". Windows 7 (Vista, XP, et. al.) is a "Workstation" OS, meaning it is only intended to serve one console at a time. Even with Remote Desktop, the workstation's local display gets locked while the remote user takes control. Your suggestion of virtualization is an intersting one, however it will not likely be ...
Yes, this is doable using the software the the linked Wiki article passes. According to Microsoft, however, this is a clear violation of the licensing agreement on Windows client operating systems (XP, Vista, 7) and violations could trigger the invalidation of your license. Though it would not be a violation of their server O/S's (2003, 2008). If you ask ...
It's possible using VMware Workstation 7.0. Under VM settings > USB Controller, enable "Show all USB input devices," and then you can freely assign USB mice and keyboards to any VM. Then just move each VM to a monitor and set it to full-screen. If separate audio channels is important to you, you'll have to invest in a multi-channel sound card. Unfortunately ...
a program called SoftXpand should do the trick for what you are looking to do im not sure on the cost since they dont appear have it on their website but you find it at http://www.miniframe.com/
First, note that ConsoleKit's shutdown function considers "single user" and "multiple users" as two different situations – shutting down the system always requires administrator authentication if other users are logged in. All such actions are managed by PolicyKit. If you want to adjust the policies, you can do so as described in polkit(8) – /...
This Gentoo article might apply : Multiseat. Configuration examples in this HOWTO are provided in great detail for a two-seat configuration, with seats labeled "left" and "right", but it is claimed to be easy to generalize to more seats. The udev section especially describes how to assign the "left" and "right" tags to USB input devices via the file etc/...
Microsoft has a special Server Version called Windows MultiPoint Server which does what you want. Windows MultiPoint Server is a Microsoft Windows Server-based operating system using Remote Desktop Services technology to host multiple simultaneous independent computing stations or terminals connected to a single computer.
I've set up multiseat on CentOS 6.2 by using the xephyr 1.7.6-4 package from Fedora-12. It already has support of evdev driver and works on CentOS.
I think you are asking about a multiseat system, where more than one monitor, keyboard, and mouse are connected to one computer, but have separate workstations? If so, MiniFrame offers this, as well as ThinSoft, and Aster. (Source).
Miniframe has a program called SoftXpand Duo that gives you the ability to have two simultaneous users working on the same PC. Each session is independed. The price for the software is $49 and you can purchase it online at : http://www.miniframe.com/try-buy/buy-now.html. It works with Server 2008 and Windows 7.
As a solution that works for any OS, this gaming.SE answer provides an excellent method: Use VMWare Player to virtualize the additional clients and use its feature to directly "attach" USB devices to a virtual machine. That way additional keyboards/mice can be separated (hint: It's easier to distinguish different keyboard/mouse brands to associate the ...
I haven't tried it but how about this http://www2.userful.com/products/downloads/free-2-user
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