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Desktop Multiplier™ for Novell© Linux Desktop – Migrate to Linux© at a Fraction of the Cost!

Trevor Poapst BCom

Global Strategist, Desktop Multiplier

Omni Technology Solutions

October 20, 2005

trevor@omni-ts.com


Linux Seminar Overview

Seminar Overview

Desktop Multiplier™Overview(5 minutes)

1

How Does the Desktop Multiplier Work?(10 minutes)

2

Features & Benefits(10 minutes)

3

Total Cost of Ownership Savings(10 minutes)

4

Ideal For…(10 minutes)

5

Questions & Answers(10 minutes)

6


More Info: www.omni-ts.com/linux-desktop/

More Info:www.omni-ts.com/linux-deskop/


The Desktop Multiplier™allows 10 monitors, keyboards, mice and users to work at the same time on a shared Novell© Linux Desktop computer – no special hardware required! Simply add standard graphics cards, monitors, USB keyboards and mice to an existing system and install the Multiplier.

Considering Novell Linux Desktop?

Considering Novell Linux Desktop?


Fastest, easiest and least expensive way to deploy large numbers of full-featured desktops

Dramatically lowers Total Cost of Ownership by eliminating up to 9 out of every 10 PCs

Leverages your existing investments in Novell GroupWise, Novell Messenger, Novell iFolder and your network file servers

Delivers a much richer user experience than thin clients or Blades at a fraction of the cost

Powered by Userful, an industry leader in affordable, multi-user desktop computing

Ideal for schools, universities, governments and health care facilities

Desktop Multiplier Highlights

Desktop Multiplier Highlights


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” on deploying Novell Linux Desktop

Desktop Multiplier allows for multiple instances of the same programs to run for multiple users. Each user has his or her own monitor, keyboard and mouse and log in to their unique profile

Designed as a simple software add-on to Novell Linux Desktop, the Multiplier is ideal wherever two or more PCs are in close physical proximity (15 ft)

Desktop Multiplier’s “10-to-1 Advantage”

Multiplier’s “10-to-1 Advantage”


Section 2: How Does the Desktop Multiplier Work?

Section2

How Does the Multiplier Work?

(10 minutes)


How Does the Desktop Multiplier Work?

How Does the Multiplier Work?


Key Points

Thin layer of software that wraps around the Linux kernel

Listens for: (1) keyboard input; (2) mouse input; and (3) monitor output

Assigns these to a unique user session

Tracks up to 10 independent user sessions at the same time

How Does the Desktop Multiplier Work?

How Does the Multiplier Work?


Compatible 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 Multiplier is transparent to the Linux kernel and is compatible with the Novell Client for Linux and ZENworks.


Linking Keyboards and Mice to Monitors

Linking Keyboards / Mice to Monitors

Link keyboards and mice to monitors with a single key-press (Function key) and click of a mouse

To 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.


Four-User Desktop Multiplier Setup

Four-User Desktop Multiplier Setup


Install Dual-Head Graphic Cards

Install Dual-Head Graphics Cards


Connect USB Mice and Keyboards

Connect USB Mice and Keyboards


Connect USB Devices to Powered USB Hub

Connect USB Devices to Powered Hub


“Fat” client with dedicated video, keyboard and mouse access

Outperforms thin clients and Blades at a fraction of the cost

Richer user experience

Easier to set up and deploy

No special hardware required!

Desktop Multiplier vs Thin Clients

Desktop Multiplier vs Thin Clients


Section 3: Features & Benefits

Section3

Features & Benefits

(10 minutes)


Imagine being able to save 80-90% on deploying and managing your desktops

Leverages existing investments in Novell ZENworks, GroupWise and Messenger

“10-to-1 advantage” on hardware, software, management and infrastructure costs

Benefit 1: Significant TCO Savings

Benefit: Significant TCO Savings

1


Performance does not significantly vary from a single-user computer

Rich user experience

Automatic file and memory caching

Only momentary delay may occur when loading large programs into memory

Benefit 2: Excellent Performance

Benefit: Excellent Performance

2


Six-User Internet Café at GroupWiseR Summit

Six-User Internet Café at GW Summit


Single command installs software

Intuitive graphical user interface

Concise documentation and on-line FAQ available

No special hardware required!

Benefit 3: Easy to Use and Install

Benefit: Easy to Use and Install

3


Less vulnerable to viruses and security threats

Unsurpassed computing power, portability, security and flexibility

User-friendly GUI and excellent software bundle

Easily networked to network file servers

Benefit 4: Leverages Benefits of Linux

Benefit: Leverages Benefits of Linux

4


Cost-effectively priced at $99 (80€) per monitor

Optional annual software upgrade protection plan (30%)

Volume discounts available

Benefit 5: Cost-Effective Pricing

Benefit: Cost-Effective Pricing

5


Think About It…

Think About It…

  • Instead of 10 computers, you only buy one

  • Instead of 10 Windows XP and Office licences, you only buy one Novell Linux Desktop licence

  • Novell Linux Desktop comes bundled with Open Office (compatible with Microsoft Office)

  • Instead of paying for electricity, back-ups, HVAC and maintenance for 10 computers, you only need to worry about one


Desktop Multiplier Highlighted at BrainShare South Africa

Highlighted at BrainShare South Africa


Compelling Novell Linux Desktop Value Proposition

Compelling Value Proposition

“The Desktop Multiplier's ability to leverage the Novell Linux 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


Section 4: Total Cost of Ownership Savings

Section4

Total Cost of Ownership Savings

(10 minutes)


The Desktop Multiplier enables you to save as much as 80%on deploying your Novell Linux Desktop computers and 90%on long-term management costs

Free Linux TCO Calculator at: www.omni-ts.com/linux-desktop/

Desktop Multiplier’s “10-to-1 Advantage”

Multiplier’s “10-to-1 Advantage”


Section 5: Desktop Multiplier Demonstration

Section5

Demonstration

(10 minutes)


Assigning Keyboards and Mice to Monitors

Assigning Keyboards / Mice to Monitors


Section 6: Perfect Novell Linux Desktop Solution For…

Section6

Perfect For…

(10 minutes)


Schools

Perfect For…

Perfect For…

Considering Novell Linux Desktop? Migrate at a fraction of the cost! The Desktop Multiplier is perfect for…

Call Centres

Businesses

Health Care

Airports & Hotels

Government


Tradeshows, meetings and conferences

Government and NGO connectivity projects

Building lobbies and lunch rooms

Internet cafés

Cruise ships

Retirement homes

Job banks

Remote communities

Oilfield well sites

Other Opportunities

Other Opportunities


Section 7: Questions & Answers

Section7

Questions & Answers

(10 minutes)


Connect 10 users to a single desktop computer – no special hardware required!

Easy to install

Leverages Novell Linux Desktop and existing Novell investments

Rich user experience

Dramatically reduces TCO and provides more licensing freedom

Compelling “10-to-1 advantage”

One AMAZING Linux Solution!

One AMAZING Linux solution!


Interested in a quote?

Trevor Poapst BCom

Global Strategist

Desktop Multiplier

Omni Technology Solutions

Tel. +1 780 423 4200

trevor@omni-ts.com

www.omni-ts.com/linux-desktop/

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