Public Computer Configuration

The operating system that is used on all Public Access Computers is referred to as the Userful Desktop.  It is based on an open-source Linux distribution. Userful Desktop includes over 40 applications in 30+ languages.


Users can surf the web, catch up on work, burn CDs, or just play games. There's even a large-print option for those with vision impairment. The included office like suite of applications is called This suite of provides all the functionality of Microsoft Office and is fully compatible with Microsoft Office file formats. Each computer, is fully loaded with the same selection of software.

Userful Desktop enables 'Multi-Headed' technology which allows for one physical to operate up to six individual stations. Each of these stations has its own monitor , keyboard and mouse, as well as private USB ports and audio jacks. This technology allows for power savings, easy setup and long term benefits


Userful Desktop is locked-down and tamper-proof. When a user logs off, the station is cleared of browser histories and downloaded files. Privacy is guaranteed.  High security is built right in and users' privacy and security are always assured.

Userful Desktop's security architecture and built-in firewall protects it from malware and unauthorized access.  Immunity from viruses, spyware and hackers means no worries about threats from the Internet.

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