Alberta companies help Free the Penguins

by Rob Lewis

Edmonton's Omni Technology and Calgary's Userful Corporation announced today that over 50 academic institutions from 29 US States and 10 countries worldwide have signed up to deploy Multi-station Linux desktops through the Free the Penguins education initiative.

Originally launched in September, Free the Penguins provides customers with a low-cost, high-performance alternative to stand-alone Windows desktops and thin clients for computer labs, classrooms and libraries. Omni, Userful and Novell have agreed to extend this initiative until the end of 2008 in response to extremely strong uptake from schools in the US, Canada, Australia, South America, Europe and Africa.

This initiative is a great story as it has has been successful in helping students around the world get the computers they need while reducing CO2 emissions and electronic waste.

Userful Corporation
Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Userful Corporation is a leading desktop virtualization software company that makes it simple and affordable for organizations to implement and centrally manage virtual computers. Userful supports virtualization deployments from desktops to touch screens and beyond, with exceptional performance, unique flexibility and at the lowest cost on the market. Userful is the trusted provider of over 1... more

Omni Technology Solutions, Inc.
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Since 1999, Omni has helped Novell customers increase the return on their Novell GroupWise, NetMail, eDirectory and mixed OES, NetWare, SUSE Linux, Microsoft Active Directory and Exchange investments. Corporations, governments, universities and school districts from around the world rely upon Omni's proven solutions to: Integrate GroupWise with SugarCRM, info@hand, Microsoft CRM and... more

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Rob Lewis

Rob Lewis

Rob is the President of Techvibes Media and Editor-in-Chief of  His diverse background includes stints in International Trade Finance, Web Development, and Enterprise Software and he is a graduate of the University of British Columbia, British Columbia Institute of Technology, and Simon Fraser University. When not running Canada's leading technology media property, Rob can be... more

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