I think the Linux Desktop is a great idea... I use 5-10 xterms along with LiCQ, Netscape, and GAIM all the time... Linux is far better for permenantly connected PCs.. (fileshares/Samba, ftp, ssh, telnet, apache/web access, etc). I don't see where people dislike a 2GB linux distro... I haven't ever installed that much... (why would you complain there is too much free software!!!?!? just DON'T INSTALL WHAT YOU DON'T WANT!