Ultra-Low-Cost Computer Solution for Schools Bundles Free K-12 Education Software

Jul 21, 2010, 08:39 ET from Userful Corporation

CALGARY, Alberta, July 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Userful Corporation, the world leader in multiseat Linux computing, today announced the preview release of Userful Linux MultiSeat 2010™ - a complete Linux-based classroom software solution on a single install DVD. Userful's flagship product, Userful Multiplier™, turns 1 computer into 10, and is the foundation of this new product release. This evaluation software provides a sneak preview of some of the major feature enhancements that will be included in the commercial release of Userful Multiplier V.4.0 and Userful Linux MultiSeat 2010™, in Q4 2010.

Userful increases access to affordable computing in educational scenarios such as classrooms, and computer labs by enabling multiple people to connect to a single computer, each with their own monitor, keyboard, and mouse. Since Userful Linux MultiSeat 2010 is Linux-based, the operating system and application software is all free! Hundreds of free end-user and education-specific applications are included.

Userful provides superior video performance to Microsoft Windows Multipoint Server 2010 when using USB multiseat devices. At just $59 per-seat (education pricing), and with no server licensing costs, Userful software is also the lowest cost shared resource computing solution on the market.

"With Userful, schools can offer more computer access to more students on existing budgets, and/or have enough money left over to spend on other classroom technology," said Beverley Gallagher, VP Strategic Partnerships at Userful. "Plus the Userful multiseat computers are easy to set up and maintain, making them easily managed by nontechnical professionals right in the classroom."

Userful Linux MultiSeat 2010 (preview) is available now as an Edubuntu 10.04 integrated install DVD. Userful Multiplier Evaluation V.3.8 supports all major Linux distributions including Ubuntu 10.04, SLED 11, and Debian 5.0.

To learn more and to download, visit http://userful.com/products/userful-linux-multiseat, email info@userful.com, or phone +1.403.289.2177 ext.795.

For the full version of the press release please visit: http://userful.com/press/linux-multiseat-2010

About Userful:

Userful Corporation is the world's leading Linux Desktop Virtualization company with millions of users in over 100 countries. The company's software which turns 1 computer into 10 lowers desktop computing costs, improves manageability, and reduces both electricity consumption and e-waste.  To learn more about Userful, visit: http://www.userful.com

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