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best office/home office setup - the telecommuter

On Fri, Jul 24, 2009 at 10:17 PM, Derek Martin<invalid-yPs96gJSFQo51KKgMmcfiw at> wrote:
> On Fri, Jul 24, 2009 at 03:53:11PM -0400, Gordon Marx wrote:
>> On Fri, Jul 24, 2009 at 3:49 PM, Greg Rundlett
>> (freephile)<greg-SfI3QVg0eaJl57MIdRCFDg at> wrote:
>> > On a related note, do you have people using multiple heads and the
>> > W500? ?I lost the capability to drive a notebook screen and external
>> > monitor __as one large desktop__ on the "upgrade" to Ubuntu Ibex or
>> > Jaunty
>> As nice as the screen might be, is this actually a benefit?
> I find it to be. ?I keep a 24" 1920x1200 display hooked up to my T61p,
> which I use as my primary display. ?I use the laptop display for
> things that tend to be notification-driven, like IMs, etc.... things
> I'm not actively working on, but want in sight. ?I suspect that
> whether you'll find this a benefit or not depends a great deal on what
> you do and how you work.
> --
> Derek D. Martin ? ? ? GPG Key ID: 0xDFBEAD02
> -=-=-=-=-

Yeah, that's exactly what I (used to) do.    I'd put email and IM /
IRC onto the laptop screen and put my "work" onto the main display.
I'd be able to monitor email etc. without really being distracted by

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