Userful offers green software giveaway
PC management software specialist Userful yesterday announced a free Christmas give away of its Multiplier software package capable of allowing two users to simultaneously use one computer.
The offer provides users with a free two user license version of the software that allows two users to work on the same PC at the same time. Userful claims that all is required is for the user to connect an extra monitor, USB keyboard, and mouse to a standard computer box for the software to work.
"The free two-user giveaway doubles the utility and value of your existing computer with minimal cost," said Tim Griffin, president of Userful. "In fact, if you already have an extra monitor and keyboard, it's like getting a free computer for Christmas."
The company is offering two versions of the software: a Live CD, which allows users to turn a PC into two independent workstations without affecting any of the software on the hard-disk, and one for users already running Linux.
Griffin added that the company was hoping that the free giveaway would encourage users to also recommend the software to their workplace or school "as a way to save the environment and save on IT costs".
Business versions of the Desktop Multiplier package can run up to 10 workstations off of one PC, a scenario that Userful claims can cut energy use by up to 80 per cent compared to running 10 separate PCs.
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