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Totalise, the share giveaway ISP, is dishing out free PCs to every British school, in a limited time promotion. The catch? There isn't one, really -- but there is a pretty demanding performance hoop to jump through in this "collect this many coupons" kind of an offer. Participating schools must bring on board 100 new registrations to Totalise, which should not be too difficult to arrange in these days of multiple Internet-connection ownership. And, if previous Tesco/Acorn promotions are anything to go by, participating schools should have little trouble in engaging the support of their local communities. However, punters have to do more than sign up... each "registree" must clock up 100 minutes on Totalise, before the free PC is despatched to the participating school. Totalise is larding the offer for registrees with £115- worth of free shares each. Currently, Totalise is listed on OFEX, Britain's smallest stock market, so there is an outlet already for trading these shares among the ISP's 60,000 members, The PC chosen for the schools promotion is the Tulip VisionLine CP computer with Celeron 400MHz processor, 64MB of memory, a 10/100 network card for connecting to the Internet, speakers, and a 15in colour monitor. This is a decent enough spec, if not quite the state of the art machine suggested by Totalise. Totalise and Tulip will handle delivery and installation. Schools can find out more at Totalise. ®

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