On May 31, healyzh(a)aracnet.com wrote:
thing, though, about using "original" DEC monitors on
machines like those is that you can get a wonderfully HUGE tube with a
deliriously tight dot pitch and fabulous video quality for next to
nothing because they're fixed-frequency.
The PeeCee world's inability to develop video systems that don't
require changing sync rates every time the wind blows has afforded the
Real Workstation world a wonderful advantage...a plethora of gorgeous,
huge monitors that can be had for a song. :-)
BUT, if you're short on Desktop space, one really nice 21" multisync monitor
is your best friend. Well, that, X-Windows, and a digital KVM switch.
Remember all those beautiful big monitors take up a lot of space, generate a
lot of heat, and weigh a lot.
True...which is why I run *one* machine with a framebuffer...the one
I sit in front of. Heavy use of telnet and the DISPLAY environment
variable are my friends. :-)
I mean, realistically...I'm ONE person, I sit in ONE chair at a
time, I drink from ONE can of Mountain Dew at a time...why do I need
more than one video system at a time?