Yeah, this is the right hand giving what the left one takes away. Microsoft is offering this as an olive branch, and in the end it really make no sense for a Linux user to forsake the quality and security of the linux server for Server 2003 even if Server 2003 allows desktop distros to run on it. Moreover, any cross platform application will reduce the native quality of the supported applications. I like Win4Lin, but it is still vulnerable to the cross platform blues. I don't like running windows on Linux anymore than I would like running linux on windows. The best position is to have two or three OS's competing against eachother and the files they produce to be cross plaform. Ie. MS Word, Corel Word Perfect, Linux Open Office/Koffice, and Mac Writer; if each program saved a document that would traverse the OS divide without loosing its integrity, then we would all benefit. Unfortunately only a few vendors are looking to do that, and for the most part they are having a difficult time doing so. We can only look to the future and hope. For now we can use Open Office and support their pursuit in being a truly cross platform application.