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Userful Makes Green Computing a Reality

CALGARY, AB (Oct, 22, 2007) - Userful Corporation, the worldwide leader in public computing, today announces that in the last year its software that allows up to ten people to work from one PC has saved over 13,250* tons of CO2 emissions, the equivalent of taking 2,300 cars off the road.

Modern desktop computers sit idle virtually the entire day while we read or type. DiscoverStation leverages this unused computing power to create an environmentally efficient alternative to traditional desktop computing.  Multiple users can work on a single computer by simply attaching extra monitors, mice and keyboards.

"Computer hardware production and disposal is one of the fastest growing threats to our environment.  Powering and cooling computers is an increasing contributor to global warming.  By leveraging the underused power of modern PC's, DiscoverStation helps people around the world Go Green," says Timothy Griffin, President of Userful.

DiscoverStations have been deployed around the world with a typical configuration of 6 stations per computer.  In the last year DiscoverStation's ability to minimize wasted computer power has eliminated over 13,250* tons of CO2 emissions, that's the same as taking 2,300 cars off the road.  Reducing the number of computers in use has additional earth friendly benefits.  Electronic waste is an increasing problem globally due to the quick obsolescence of electronics.  This is compounded by the fact that computer waste is high in many toxic materials such as heavy metals and flame-retardant plastics, which easily leach into ground water and bio-accumulate.  DiscoverStation can reduce electronic waste by up to 80%, further decreasing its environmental footprint.

For more information, please visit greenpc

*(Based on 526kWh/PC/year for operation; 1818 kWh/PC for production; electricity generated @1.55 lbs of CO2/kWh; and 11,560 lbs CO2 per car per year)

About Userful

Userful software lets you manage and multiply 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.
For more information, visit http://www.userful.com