CDN Desktop Virtualization saves schoolboards money

A desktop virtualization software product developed by an Calgary-based company is teaching students at an Illinois middle school some pretty impressive multiplication lessons.

Several students at Danville School District 118 (up to eight) are able to gain simultaneous computer access to a single Linux PC using the Desktop Multiplier for SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 (SLED 10), developed by software firm Userful Corp. and distributed by Omni Technology Solutions Inc., or Edmonton.

Not only did the multiplied desktop strategy enable the school to stretch its PC budget, it also helped reduce associated infrastructure and power outlay, according to a spokesperson for the school district.

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