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Hi I have an iMac intel core 2 duo as well as a macbook pro. I dont really use the core 2 duo and i wanted to put it to use by using it as an external display. Is there any way I can connect my macbook to the MacBook Pro?
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Have you checked out ScreenRecycler. The version for Lion is in beta at the moment I think. I used an earlier version to run my old iBook as a second monitor for my Mac Pro. If your network is slow screen redraw will be. I used the second screen for email an tool palates,

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Basically, the answer to your question is no. Sylvester's suggestion of ScreenRecycler can be something of a temporary band-aid but isn't up to being an acceptable replacement screen IMO.
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