Additional monitor question for imac

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On my current Windows set up I have two monitors that don't get used at the same time but I switch from one to the other depending on what I am doing. The monitor I have now is not USB, it is the old style plug (I don't know what it is called. I will soon be buying a 20" imac and have these questions.

1. Can I switch from the imac screen to an alternate monitor?

2. If I can use an alternate monitor can I use my old one that is non USB? Is there an adapter I can buy to hook it up to the imac?

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2. The video signal is not caried over USB, it is caried over either VGA or DVI.
Does that mean I can connect this monitor I have with an adapter? I say adapter because I didn't see a plug on the imac that looks like the one I plug my monitor on my PC into..
 
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Yes, you would need to buy either a mini-dvi to vga or a mini-dvi to dvi.

Both of which are about $20 from Apple, if one didn't come with your Mac.

I'm not sure about turning off the internal, though. Mirroring, sure; turning off the backlight, sure, but actually shutting it off?
 

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