A few months ago I played around with a Linux box (Ubuntu Linux). I eventually abandoned it because I had a hard time getting everything working properly. But there was one of the thing I played with that I'm interested in trying again. Essentially, what I did was install Wine on the Linux box. Then I set it up so that I could SSH it through X11.app. After some fiddling, I managed to run most Windows applications on Mac OS X by having them run on the Linux box. But there was a problem. The text mostly didn't work at all. All buttons, menus, textviews, etc. was blank. I figured this might be some problem at the Mac OS X end, because running Wine locally on the Linux box worked fine. But I never could figure out what it was. Has anyone else done this before? It would be cool if someone could write a tutorial so that people could set up an old linux machine on the network to run Windows apps. In my experience it was a lot faster than VPC (on my PowerBook) or VNC-ing to a Windows computer. I would really like to get this working. Darwine seems to be coming along well. But I'm not going to rush to buy an Intel Mac when they come, and I'm less than optimistic about the QEMU emulation.