The Result

By only having to buy an extra monitor, keyboard and mouse for each terminal, Birchwood Art Gallery was able to reduce their hardware costs by half. They also saved on software costs, maintenance costs and other peripheral costs like electricity.

Birchwood was able to use Win4Lin Pro Desktop to leverage their existing investment and training in Simply Accounting. DOSEMU allows them to run their DOS-based Framer’s Assistant POS application on Linux. They were also able to use the bundled OpenOffice software rather than having to purchase Microsoft Office XP. Userful Multiplier (now Multiplatform) also allows Birchwood Art Gallery to maximize the processing power of a single PC and extend SUSE Linux’ inherent security, stability and speed advantages across multiple users.