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Software giveaway turns 1 computer into 2

Want a free computer this holiday?

Calgary, Alberta (Dec 18, 2007) - Need an extra PC around the house this holiday season? Userful is giving away its innovative software that gives you a second computer for free. This is the perfect way to reduce line-ups for the computer as guests, relatives and children crowd your house this holiday.

Userful's Desktop Multiplier software turns one computer into many, enabling a single computer box to support multiple users at the same time. Simply connect an extra monitor, USB keyboard, and mouse to your standard computer box and this software makes it possible for two users to work on the same PC at the same time.

"The free two-user giveaway doubles the utility and value of your existing computer with minimal cost," says 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. This extra workstation is particularly helpful over the holiday season when there just aren't enough computers to go around."

Userful is giving away its eco-friendly software to show how much un-tapped value lies hidden in today's Desktop PCs. "Everybody loves to give at this time of year," says Griffin. "Its also a time of year when there are never enough PCs around the house. Maintaining an extra PC is a lot of work, and not everyone can afford a second home PC. We saw an opportunity to help make a difference. We're hoping that people will see how well this software works at home and start recommending it to their workplace or school as a way to save the environment and save on IT costs."

Userful's Desktop Multiplier software can create up to 10 independent workstations from a single standard PC box. This software is being used around the world in schools, libraries, hotels, and other businesses and has provided huge savings on desktop computing costs by reducing the number of computer boxes that need to be purchased and maintained. Userful is quickly becoming the standard for green computing worldwide. 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.

About Userful (

Userful software lets you multiply and manage your desktops: multiplying your hardware investment by delivering up to ten workstations from just one standard PC, and managing them all through a central web-portal. Privately held and founded in 1999, Userful was recently named Alberta's 10th fastest growing company under $20 million in revenue.

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