Userful Corporation today released a beta version of Userful MultiSeat Linux 2011™, which turns one Linux computer into 10 independent computer stations. It offers the same features as Microsoft Windows MultiPoint Server 2010, plus others, such as hundreds of free educational software applications, and a suite of tools for managing classroom computers.
The set up is Plug-And-Play -- plug USB MultiSeat devices into the host PC, plug a monitor, keyboard, and mouse into each USB MultiSeat device, install Userful software, and the system is ready to support multiple students using different applications at the same time.
Userful MultiSeat™ is available at $59 per seat (education pricing, commercially available Q4 2010), and with no server licensing costs. A free five-station, 90-day pilot for any department of education is available.