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what linux disto works best with multiple monitors and is the most compatible with windows devices?

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hi everyone.

what linux disto works best with multiple monitors and is the most compatible with windows devices?
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by:andreizz
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I would say the latest Ubuntu distro http://www.ubuntu.com/desktop/get-ubuntu/download they have gotten better and better with usability.
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by:chriselibama
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is that also secure? when i say secure, i mean completely opposite of windows, (where you can just have physical access to it and break the pwd)
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by:andreizz
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well if you have a low security password yes, but if you have a pretty good password it would take days to break it.
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by:chriselibama
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so ubuntu handles multiple monitors with different video card manufacturers?
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by:chriselibama
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i have 8 monitors. i need it to be supported with my 3 gpus and my two usb-dvi connectors
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by:andreizz
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uhh sorry don't know about that.
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by:sfossupport
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What you want to do would be better left to windows. 8 monitors with 3 gpus and two usb-dvi connectors
get down to device driver suppoirt.  Ubuntu has limited multi-monitor support and you can add multi-card support but this is pretty basic.
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by:mccracky
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Depends what you want to do, and, as sfossupport said, device drivers.  The good thing is that it's free to try and you can even try the live CD to see how it handles things.
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by:chriselibama
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out of all the distros though, you would recommend using ubuntu over the others?
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I would probably give Ubuntu (or Mint, an offshoot of Ubuntu) a shot first as that has had some of the most effort done to get it to run well as a desktop (multiple monitors being very much a desktop item).  There is also an active Ubuntu support group on IRC and in the forums as well as having generally more documentation available.  I'd probably start with the LTS (Long Term Support) version of 10.04 first, though.
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by:chriselibama
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i wish i had a better option than windows when it comes to security and compatability...but its what ive got to work with. lol
thank you!
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