The Solution

A student with a joyful expression on her face

When looking on the Internet for new things to show and teach to his students, Rob found a Linux-based software that turns 1 computer into 11: Userful MultiSeat Linux. "After downloading the free trial and gathering some spare equipment, I got 4 stations running on a computer pretty quickly. It worked well, it was stable, and I had no issues," Said Rob. "Linux is simply an equalizer for low-income kids, since it gives them the opportunity to have access to computers. It occurred to me that this solution would be great to give away larger packs to other schools and provide more children with access to computer-based education."

Before equipping other schools with the solution, they had to be sure that the software would work perfectly. To better test the Userful MultiSeat Linux solution, Rob built a computer lab in a very small space, with furniture for 16 stations spread across 3 computers. "Userful's solution has proven to be very cost-effective on hardware, software, electrical usage, space, and furniture materials", said Rob. "Resources are scarce and electricity is expensive here, so it becomes very critical to maximize efficiency and minimize expenses. That's why we take advantage on a big way of Userful's benefits and features."