I have limited knowledge of servers. I had an idea that I wanted to get evaluated. With netbooks becoming cheaper, I was wondering if I will be able to do complex video editing and running heavy software on a server? For example, my netbook could be running Remote Desktop connection (on XP) to a dedicated server externally or internally running windows 2008. The server could inturn be running my apps and doing all the video editing, word processing, etc. I can also then share this login with the rest of my family/office if they want to do anything on the server that is too much for their netbooks. Also remote apps available on windows 2008 server sounds pretty interesting.
Is this something people tend to do or are there other methods that are way better to empower netbooks (dumb terminals) via a server?