Want to be able to perform desktop tasks without the expense of a desktop?
"IBM and Business Partners Introduce a Linux-Based, Virtual Desktop" (press release) describes a Linux-based, server-based system where the server runs the applications and stores the files; all the user needs on his desktop is a simple terminal. The sever-based system will be open standards-based, less expensive to purchase, and easier to maintain.
This announcement has been picked up by the popular press. For example, see "IBM offers a 'Microsoft-free' desktop" (CNet).
IBM offers a 'Microsoft-free' desktop