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    Question Laptop used as remote display

    I have 4 old 486 laptops sitting around with VGA screens, and I was wondering if someone could awnser a question about them.
    They have no Harddrives, and minimal RAM,
    but would it be possible to hook up a serial connection or something between it and my main mp3 box in the trunk, and make it display whatever is one the screen of the main box, by booting some software off of a floppy disk? And I don't know how to write any code, so it would have to be preexisting software.
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    Cool

    Your best bet would be use EtherNet. You could run VNC on your Windows machine, and run DOSVNC on the laptop off of a boot disk.
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