Thursday, December 20, 2007

Turn One Computer Into Ten - Free computer This Holiday

Modern desktop computers sit idle virtually the entire day while we read or type. DiscoverStation leverages this unused computing power to create an environmentally efficient alternative to traditional desktop computing. Multiple users can work on a single computer by simply attaching up to 10 monitors, mice and keyboards.

# Reduce CO2 emissions by up to 15 tons per year per system*
# Reduce electronic waste by up to 80%

Reducing the number of computers in use has additional earth friendly benefits. Electronic waste is an increasing problem globally due to the quick obsolescence of electronics. This is compounded by the fact that computer waste is high in many toxic materials such as heavy metals and flame-retardant plastics, which easily leach into ground water and bio-accumulate.

# Reduce your electricity bill, hardware and support costs

Going green will significantly reduce your electricity bill, and in an air-conditioned building the savings will be even higher. DiscoverStations ability to turn 1 computer into 10 also saves you money by greatly reducing hardware and support costs.

Using software created by an Alberta company, you can get a second computer in your house this holiday season free. In fact, the software is capable of splitting your PC into 10, saving you money and saving the environment at the same time.

Cumputer Industry Datasheet
Userful's software turns 1 computer into as many as 10 which cuts up to 70% of an organization's initial hardware investment. Because computer hardware devalues so rapidly, reducing the number of computers deployed can substantially improve an organization's bottom line. Userful's adoption of Linux and Open Source software creates further savings. Over a 3-year lifecycle on a 100-user deployment, Userful's Desktop Multiplier approach can save as much as $90,000 in hardware acquisition; $90,000 on software acquisition; and $100,000 to $200,000 per year in reduced software support and maintenance costs.

The Desktop Multiplier Approach:
Turn 1 Computer into 10. Desktop Multiplier is a multi-user product that turns a single computer box into a network of up to ten workstations. Traditional networks require a server, networking equipment and individual PCs for each user. The Desktop Multiplier approach eliminates this. Each station requires only a standard monitor, keyboard and mouse. Each user can operate simultaneously and independently, running the same or different applications securely and privately. Users can independently surf the Internet, access email, create and edit documents, yet share peripherals. The Desktop Multiplier approach substantially reduces acquisition, licensing and maintenance costs for any organization.

Userful's Public Access Computer Solution:
Userful studied the needs of a public access system and built DiscoverStation to address them. DiscoverStation is designed from the ground up specifically for public use. It is built on the Linux operating system, but closely mirrors the "look and feel" of Windows. DiscoverStation's locked-down environment blocks unwanted content access, downloads, and system changes. It automatically clears personal information and modifications between users in response to important privacy and security challenges. In addition, it is multi-lingual, supporting over 30 languages, includes web filtering, timed sessions and has accessibility features for disabled users.

Useful for any Public Computing Environment:
Userful's Desktop Multiplier approach eliminates the expense and burden of individual PCs, making it ideal for Internet cafes, call centers, voting registration, schools, hospitals, corporate training, or any other multi-computer venue. Reducing the number of computers has substantial environmental benefits as well. By replacing 10 PCs with a Desktop Multiplier with 10 workstations, CO2 emissions are reduced by approximately 2.5 tons per year.
To download the software free, visit Userful's website