I picked up a PCI video card for my PC for ten bucks on e-bay, put it in today, and now have a dual monitor setup. Pretty cool. Now all I need is a decent monitor. I dragged one monitor up from the basement and it started sweating due to high humidity/and high dewpoint. Naturally, I'm in a hurry, turn it on and hear a few nasty arcing sounds in the monitor , kinda like a bug zapper on steroids, the kind that would kill a cow. Well, that dog don't hunt no more. Had to borrow from another system.
I'd recommend it, really easy to set up, just use a dry monitor.
PS All outta cash again, have to figure out what to sell now.
Both monitors sit side by side, I can move the pointer from one screen right off the edge of one screen on to the other. The first time you see that is pretty impressive.
I can drag an application that is running from one screen to the other, and then maximize it on that screen. The task bar only appears on the primary screen.
I'm new at this, now I'm running outlook express on one monitor, and my browser on the other. I am running different resolutions on each screen as well. This is on a Win98 system, but I'd bet newer operating systems would support it as well.
There is probably more to learn about this, I just started yesterday.