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Can I have two or more desktop areas on the same computer?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by MyspaceisstillCool, Jun 17, 2015.

  1. MyspaceisstillCool

    MyspaceisstillCool BANNED BANNED

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    My original plan was to use my old computer and remote desktop to it to run some bots which require winautomation.

    This didnt work out since the phone emulators i wanted to use dont seem to work on that dated pc.

    My new main computer still has a good chunk of cpu unused even when my bots are running on it; only about 20-40% usage so Im thinking I could expand the resources of this one quite a bit more once I get some more ram for it which is almost maxing out already.

    But with winautomation i need the desktop to be free for clicks so i cant work on it and run the winautomation bots at the same time.

    For future Im thinking of getting a second cheap monitor but is there a way to have a double desktop now like how I would use remote desktop but on the same computer?

    Just thinking of the best ways to work it. Cheaper and more compact are always my favoured options but ill get extra monitors etc if it turns out to be a better solution.
     
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    I've handled that using VirtualBox and Windows XP installations. I know it's outdated and gets abused on a daily basis, and i just revert to a snapshot every day before starting it, but it works and it doesnt need a lot of resources.

    Maybe you can try that?
     
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    you can run the bots on a VPS and use the desktop whatever you wish it for
    or you can run your bots in a virtual machine while working on your host OS
     
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    If the bots require mouse clicks tho doesnt the virtual machine have to be at the forefront or not?

    Guess ill have to try and see.
     
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    Given the low low cost of VPS space these days, I'm a huge fan of getting bots and bot software running up there. I just posted a tutorial on the UBot Studio blog on how to setup a free Amazon Cloud VPS if you're interested. It takes literally 15 min to set up, and even if you go over the "alarm" for the free tier you'll end up probably only paying a few bucks. The nice thing about a VPS is that, like a real business, you can SCALE - so if your process is more effective if it's run more, you can just set up another.
     
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    I'm never going back to a single monitor setup. You could have a VM running on one monitor with your regular desktop on another. Or use RDP on one monitor and regular desktop on another. My next PC will be triple monitors.
     
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    Reported for advertising.

     
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    Yes it seems another monitor is gonna be the way to go. Cos i just tried setting up wihtin a vbox and realise this probably wont work because your trying to setup a virtualbox in a virtualbox. Because the mobile emulators also use vbox.

    There would be no need to vbox with a second monitor. Why and how do you make rdp on a second monitor rather than just extend your desktop of the same OS?
     
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    Oh, I thought you meant RDP to another machine. I RDP to my VPS. I do extend my desktop to both monitors. You'll see that you're more productive with 2.
     
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    Free VPS are things that I've been thinking about lately, and they are far preferable to running a server farm/growing a home-based solution inside your house. I happened to see your post just after blogging about this, and was adding to what @HoneyBird was saying about VPS-based options.

    Take it from a longtime botter - running a bunch of things on virtualboxes is the wrong approach if you are trying to scale.

    The suggestion I'm giving is free for anyone to use with any product. This is not an advertisement for anything except a solution to your problem. No intention to advertise the blog, just the information. Can you link me to the link-out section of the BHW TOS so I don't make this mistake in the future?

    If you'd like, I can PM you the info and remove it from the thread.