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Matrox Dual Monitors

I’ve recently been given a new computer at work, and unfortunately it has had the adverse affect of making my home computing experience downright painful. The new beast at work is a dual PIII/dual 19” monitor, barracuda drive spinning, screaming demon. I’m so impressed with the amazing ability it has to keep pace with every task I throw at it.

I downloaded new video drivers friday, and had a fun time playing with Matrox eDualHead™ technology. The most amazing thing was running two instances of the browser and having long web pages wrap from one window to the next. I laughed out loud the first time I saw it work, but that’s really about it. I can’t see it being that useful. They claim that is is just like reading an open book. You read one side of the page then skip to the next window and read the next page. This is a good theory but as soon as you scroll the first window, you are scrolling past the things you just read and I found this rather confusing. A better implementation would be to have a page turning function that would move both windows up two screen lengths.

Originally published on Sunday March 4, 2001 at 10:30 pm

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