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1Trevor Poapst BCom email@example.com Desktop Multiplier™ for SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop (SLED 10) – Migrate to Linux at a Fraction of the Cost!Trevor Poapst BComGlobal Strategist, Desktop MultiplierOmni Technology Solutions
2More Info: www.omni-ts.com/linux-desktop/ More Info:
4Considering SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop? The Desktop Multiplier™ allows 10 monitors, keyboards, mice and users to work at the same time on a shared SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop computer – no special hardware required! Simply add standard graphics cards, monitors, USB keyboards and mice to an existing system and install the Desktop Multiplier.
5Novell South Africa deploys 2,205 Linux desktops in 105 South African schools.
7Desktop Multiplier for SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop Desktop Multiplier for SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop. Linux Education Dubai.
8Desktop Multiplier for SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop Highlights Desktop Multiplier HighlightsFastest, easiest and least expensive way to deploy large numbers of full-featured desktopsDramatically lowers Total Cost of Ownership by eliminating up to 9 out of every 10 PCsLeverages your existing investments in Novell GroupWise, Novell Messenger, Novell iFolder and your network file serversDelivers a much richer user experience than thin clients or Blades at a fraction of the costIdeal for schools, universities, governments and healthcare facilitiesPowered by Userful, an industry leader in affordable, multi-user desktop computing
9Desktop Multiplier’s “10-to-1 Advantage” Modern PCs spend virtually the entire day idle. By leveraging this under-utilised capacity, the Desktop Multiplier software delivers a compelling “10-to-1 advantage” when deploying SLED 10Desktop Multiplier allows for multiple instances of the same programs to run by multiple users. Each user has his or her own monitor, keyboard and mouse and log in to their unique profileDesigned as a simple software add-on to SLED 10, the Multiplier is ideal wherever two or more PCs are in close physical proximity (15 ft)
10Section 2: How Does the Desktop Multiplier Work? How Does the Multiplier Work?
11How Does the Desktop Multiplier Work? How Does the Multiplier Work?
12How Does the Desktop Multiplier Work? How Does the Multiplier Work?Key PointsThin layer of software that wraps around the Linux kernelListens for: (1) keyboard input; (2) mouse input; and (3) monitor outputAssigns these items to a unique user sessionTracks up to 10 independent user sessions at the same time
13Compatible with Novell Client for Linux and ZENworks Technically Speaking…The Desktop Multiplier virtualises the Linux user interface layer, so that a single computer box can drive the user interface hardware for multiple, simultaneous users.The Desktop Multiplier is transparent to the Linux kernel and is compatible with the Novell Client for Linux and ZENworks.
14Linking Keyboards and Mice to Monitors Linking Keyboards / Mice to MonitorsLink keyboards and mice to monitors with a single key-press (Function key) and click of a mouseTo reassign a keyboard or mouse, simply unplug the device(s) and plug them in again. You will be prompted with a wizard screen to reassign the devices.
18Connect USB Devices to Powered USB Hub Connect USB Devices to Powered Hub
19Assigning Keyboards and Mice to Monitors Assigning Keyboards / Mice to Monitors
20Desktop Multiplier vs Thin Clients “Fat” client with dedicated video, keyboard and mouse accessOutperforms thin clients and Blades at a fraction of the costRicher user experienceEasier to set up and deployNo special hardware required!
22Benefit 1: Significant TCO Savings Imagine being able to save 80-90% on deploying and managing your desktopsLeverages existing investments in hardware, Novell GroupWise, Messenger and ZENworks“10-to-1 advantage” on hardware, software, management and infrastructure costs1
23Benefit 2: Excellent Performance Performance does not significantly vary from a single-user computerRich user experienceAutomatic file and memory cachingOnly momentary delay may occur when loading large programs into memory2
25Benefit 3: Easy to Use and Install Single command installs softwareIntuitive graphical user interfaceDetailed documentation and on-line FAQ availableNo special hardware required!3
26Benefit 4: Leverages Benefits of Linux Less vulnerable to viruses and security threatsUnsurpassed computing power, portability, security and flexibilityUser-friendly GUI and excellent software bundleEasily networked to Novell and Microsoft network file servers4
27Benefit 5: Cost-Effective Pricing Cost-effectively priced at $99 (80€) per seatOptional annual software upgrade protection plan (30%)5
28Think About It… Instead of 10 computers, you only buy one SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop comes bundled with OpenOffice (compatible with Microsoft Office)Instead of paying for electricity, back-ups, HVAC and maintenance for 10 computers, you only need to worry about one
29Desktop Multiplier Featured in BrainShare Keynote
30Compelling Novell Linux Desktop Value Proposition Compelling Value Proposition“The Desktop Multiplier's ability to leverage the SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop for up to 10 users on one standard computer presents a huge value proposition for our corporate, government, and educational clients. Not only does the Desktop Multiplier significantly reduce hardware and software costs, but it also results in a 10-to-1 savings on computer management, electricity, and infrastructure costs. This is very important to our customers.”– Allison Singh, Senior Novell Systems Engineer, Novell South Africa
31Section 4: Total Cost of Ownership Savings (10 minutes)
32Desktop Multiplier’s “10-to-1 Advantage” The Desktop Multiplier enables you to save as much as 80% on deploying your Linux Desktop computers and 90% on long-term management costsFree Linux TCO Calculator at:
34Section 6: Perfect Novell Linux Desktop Solution For… Perfect For…
35Perfect For…Perfect For…Considering SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop? Migrate at a fraction of the cost! The Desktop Multiplier is perfect for…SchoolsCall CentresBusinessesHealthcareGovernmentAirports & Hotels
36Other Opportunities Tradeshows, meetings and conferences Government and NGO connectivity projectsBuilding lobbies and lunch roomsInternet cafésCruise shipsRetirement homesJob banksRemote communitiesOilfield well sites
37One AMAZING Linux Solution! Review: One AMAZING solution!Connect 10 users to a single desktop computer – no special hardware required!Easy to installLeverages SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop and existing Novell investmentsRich user experienceDramatically reduces TCO and provides more licensing freedomCompelling “10-to-1 advantage”