Posted 13 October 2010 - 07:01 AM
I'd like to use a 2nd computer, added to my router and controlled from my main PC.
My main PC's quite power hungry and noisy. The 2nd is an underclocked dual core - to be used for storage and torrenting.
My main PC has dual monitors and I don't want to lose one monitor for the other PC.
I have Win 7 Ultimate on my main PC and would be able to install it on the other. I also have a copy of XP (if that's easier for some reason) and would be more than happy to use a Linux distro on the 2nd PC if, again, there's a good reason for it.
The main reason for needed to control the 2nd machine is to access files and to add / remove torrents.
I went to a kind fo helpful PC shop today. They had a KVM (I think) switch that could use one monitor for both PCs. That HAD to have the mouse and keyboard running through it as it was a hotkey that changed which PC was using the screen. The problem there was the PS2 mouse/keyboard plugs and I have USB connections.