2 People Usage Scenario:
Must have 2 keyboards and Mice, and 2nd monitor too (unless some way to split monitor and 2 people sit next to each other and use the same, simultaneously)
Unlike the linked questions, we don't even care if both people use a single "Windows User" profile or each have their own "Windows User"..
- As long as both people can type and click on their respective apps on respective screens
There is no major use by the Second user, but they insist on having a second machine
1st/ main user (who creates bills/ invoices in accounting software).
Just to let the 2nd user update some excel files without interrupting each other
Possibly just a Single Folder with some Subfolders and Excel files that the 2nd user needs to update; Could be shared from Main user as Shared Folder?
- One thought that crossed my head is adding a lightweight Linux Distro with Libre Office/ Excel and share the Excel files folder
But, I do not wish to cloud possible answers and solution pathways
Just need a definitive "updated" answer as these old threads are stale/ dead
The last pieces of information on these questions were posted between 2008-10/ 11 and lot has changed. What I've gathered so far
Given how things change a lot of the options are not any more online :
This was a hack/ mod packaged linux that used to offer a way to maybe do this: http://www2.userful.com/products/downloads/free-2-user
If I could find a copy of this online somewhere it might be perfect free option, but looks like I'll have to hack a way using VMs/ Linux
Did read about some ideas around this and we do not mind playing with VM's or Open source/ Linux hacks & mods to get this going
Motivation for doing this:
- This is for a small workshop where every PC we've kept has a lot industrial dust on it and dies, no point spending $$ and killing 2 exposed machines simultaneously
We are looking at keeping/ covering the box in some manner with Fabric/ Dust Filter
Intention is to replace it with a SINGLE cheap Small Fan less "Industrial" Mini PC type box
It's a remote location where no tech person goes/ wants to go when things go wrong and even the internet there is extremely unstable despite DSL & a backup Data Card
So we'd like to minimize items out there & if it goes down, its as simple as 1 simple box in/ out.
Or Maybe as simple as having a spare working box and just swap Hard Drive & Memory.
Simplifies the single box backup strategy and eliminates any networking need