Quoting <38735D86.3264261C at arbgroup.com>
by Vincent Cunniffe <vcunniff at arbgroup.com>:
> I've been asked to investigate the possibility of equipping our people
> with Linux client machines in order to run their trading app, which is
> X'ed off a Solaris machine.
> The software is already rated (and encouraged) for use with Linux, so
> the only problem is real-estate : I need to provide roughly as many
> pixels as you'd find on 3 * 17" monitors, coz they use a *lot* of
> windows and don't want to go flicking screens everywhere... they need
> to be concurrently visible.
> Any help in spreading The Word to The Heathen will be much appreciated :-)
What I've seen of multiple monitor support on PC unix left me feeling
it isn't mature enough for critical applications, and traders desktops
fall in to that category. Sun support up to 4 graphics cards on their
Ultra 5 systems, and the latest version of Solaris 7 11/99 [Or earlier
Solaris 7 with maintenance update 4 applied] has Xinerama. Sun also do
an 18.1" flat panel monitor if space is tight. I've used multiple
heads on Ultras/Sol7, it Just Works, and is Here Today.
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