Apple and dual monitors

Jonathan Duncan jonathan at
Sun Feb 12 13:42:56 MST 2012

On 12 Feb 2012, at 13:33, James Noble wrote:

> I have seen that some people on this list use Macs for development. So
> hopefully someone will have done this.  I have some developers that would
> like to use them as well but I don't want to pay for the dual monitors from
> Apple with the Thunderbolt port. As far as I can see the only way to
> connect dual monitors without Thunderbolt is to use the mini to dvi cable
> and then connect another monitor through a usb port. Has anyone either done
> this and been happy with the setup or has anyone come up with a better
> solution?

I develop on a Mac.  I do not have one new enough to have a Thunderbolt port.  I just use a Mini Display Port to DVI adapter to connect to a nice Dell monitor (Dell2005FPW).  My two screens are the one on my Mac Book Pro 15 inch and the Dell 20 inch.

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