I think so preston yes. Kinda like when i was back in school/college.
All the workstations hooked into the main server and whatever machine i was logged in on i always had the same settings/files applications available etc. I dont THINK there was ever anything installed on the workstations, they were just blank terminals as far as i know.
I basically dont want to have to mess with my laptops anymore, if everything was on a server id only have to maintain that. Make sense?
Maybe its not practical (id loose the portability right?) but i was more looking for a project to play with over a weekend or something, figured this could be pretty interesting. When i got bored i could just stick plain old ubuntu back on them