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How do I get multiple monitors on my laptop?

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  1. OM2

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    How do I get multiple monitors on my laptop?

    Previously, I was told that you can only hve the extra one - that plugs into the external monitor plug on most laptops.

    But yesterday: I came accross a website selling some software that gives you multiple monitors!
    I looked up on You Tube: there were people who had loooads of monitors plugged into their laptops!
    They even had several laptops all connected: one being the main laptop and the others acting as extended monitors.

    Instead of buying this software: I was pretty sure there would be a very good open source and free alternative?

    Thanks!


    OM
     
  2. mozzacajun

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    the limitation is the physical connections, you will need some sort of splitter as well
     
  3. CrazyComputerMan

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    Agreed with his comment
     
  4. OM2

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    well... what i wanted was to have one laptop...
    and have several monitors.
    is this possible?
     
  5. mozzacajun

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    yes, see above
     
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