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Userful To Demo $99 Thin Client Alternative

Calgary, AB - Feb 28, 2012 - At Cebit in the Canadian Pavilion (Hall 13, Stand D 28) in Hanover Germany, from March 6-10, Userful, the world leader in Linux desktop virtualization, will be demonstrating the next generation of their Userful MultiSeat™ solution which turns one Linux computer into 20+ high performance independent computer stations using the HP t200 zero client device. At $99 including the keyboard and mouse, the HP t200 is the worlds lowest cost Ethernet (LAN) connected thin client alternative.

Userful MultiSeat enables schools and businesses to deploy three to four times as many computer users for the same cost. The HP t200 provides the capability to connect multiple stations to a single host PC such as the HP ms6200 directly over USB for close proximity computing environments without the need for a LAN, or install computer stations in multiple rooms using a single host PC with each station connected over Ethernet. Userful MultiSeat also supports most zero clients. The new product truly redefines the cost of a full-featured high-performance computer.

"This year Cebit's partner country is Brazil" said Tim Griffin, President of Userful. "We've already successfully deployed over 500,000 Userful zero client stations to schools in every municipality of Brazil, and the Brazilian Ministry of Education has reported saving 60% in up-front costs, and 80% in annual power savings as compared to their previous PC-per-station solutions."

Ministries of education and businesses are eligible for a free 90 day pilot to easily experience first hand the high performance, and ease of use of the solution.

To arrange a demo, meeting, or interview at Cebit, please e-mail srousseau@media-userful.com

For more information, visit http://userful.com/products/userful-multiseat-linux

For more information on the HP t200 zero client device, visit:
http://h10010.www1.hp.com/wwpc/us/en/sm/WF06b/12454-12454-321959-338927-5112717-5171156-5171158-5210837.html

About Userful:
Userful Corporation is the global leader in cloud managed Linux desktop virtualization and zero clients for schools and businesses.
Userful provides the software that powers the world's largest Linux virtual desktop and zero client deployments, and has sold more than
800,000 MultiSeat desktops in over 100 countries. Userful focuses exclusively on Linux, and is the foremost expert in Linux shared computing with more than 10 years experience in MultiSeat. Userful is headquartered in Calgary, Canada, with offices and partners around the world. The company's software which turns one computer into many lowers desktop computing costs, improves manageability, and reduces both electricity consumption and e-waste. More information about Userful is available at: http://www.userful.com

Contact: Sean Rousseau, Director of Marketing, srousseau@media-userful.com, +1.250.590.7791