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Free Computers From Userful

Posted on 2.11.2008
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Userful is giving away software that gives you a second computer for free. Hold up - wait a minute - let me put 'some splainin in it.

Userful's Desktop Multiplier software turns one computer into many, enabling a single computer box to support multiple users at the same time. Users connect an extra monitor, USB keyboard, and mouse to their standard computer box and Userful makes it possible for two users to work on the same PC at the same time. Sounds pretty good, right? It gets better.

Userful's Desktop Multiplier software can create up to 10 independent workstations from a single standard PC box. The implementations are limitless - it's perfect for schools, libraries, hotels, non-profits and other businesses where how much you spend impacts how much you earn. Userful could provide a huge savings on desktop computing costs for many by reducing the number of computers that need to be purchased and maintained.

Userful is also notable for its "green" sensibilities. Attaching 10 monitors, mice and keyboards to a single computer reduces CO2 emissions by up to 15 tons per year per system and reduces electronic waste by up to 80%. Userful recently stated that in the last year their software has saved over 13,250 tons of CO2 emissions, the equivalent of taking 2,300 cars off the road.

The free two-user licenses distributed under this promotion enable users with an extra video card (or a dual-head video card) to add an extra workstation by simply plugging in a spare monitor, USB keyboard and mouse. Thousands of users have obtained free two-user licenses and information about the promotion from . There are two free downloads available: a Live CD, which allows you to turn your PC into 2 independent workstations without affecting any of the software on your hard-disk, and one for users already running Linux.

Want to try out Userful? Get a two-user license at

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