Turning One Computer Into Four With Userful and Plugable

Modern PCs have spare computing power. If it were possible to share a PC among many users, you could save a significant amount of money and energy.

There is a new generation of simple USB hardware devices, and operating system software which support them, which now enable this.

Our Plugable DC-125 Docking Station is one of these USB devices, and below we’re showing how it works in combination with Userful Multiseat Linux 2011.

Microsoft’s Windows Multipoint Server 2011 product is better known than Userful, but Userful has a significant advantage – if you’re willing to run Linux, it offers better per-client performance and scalability in terms of the number of stations supported per PCs.

Take a look at the video below to see Userful in action with a single PC and several of our Plugable DC-125 Docking Clients.

Let us know if you have any questions about how our solution works. And read and see more at our product page.

4 comments on “Turning One Computer Into Four With Userful and Plugable”

  1. Joseph

    This product looks great. What I need to know is the following because I may use these devices in a Cisco home lab. I need to use them as simple client that have a ip number on different subnets, and use ping, ipconfig and tracert from one of these terminals. Can I do these thing with your product.???

  2. Bernie Thompson

    Hi Joseph – Thanks for asking (sorry we missed this Q for so long). These are USB terminals for turning one (Linux or WMS PC) into many – they don’t have an Ethernet connection. They connect to the main box with USB. So they probably can’t be used for the scenario you’re thinking of …

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