Is it possible to operate an integrated home network from a laptop?
A couple days ago I was walking around my house with my laptop in hand, catching up on some American financial news via Russia Today. Needless to say I made it to the kitchen without any mishaps and brought everything into the dining room. As I was eating breakfast, I was staring out the window at my bird feeder, with the news going, when the idea hit me. I'd seen other instructibles on digital picture frames
which use computers and essentially integrate them in the house in a unobtrusive manner. Why should I have to walk around with my laptop when, theoretically, I could have a network of computer stepping stones integrated throughout my house.
Is it possible to program a thin network where all the clients mirror one laptop?
Is is also possible to use Johnny Lee's infrared fingers
to turn on/ control a digital picture frame thin client in places where you don't want to use a touch screen? ie. the kitchen, workshop, or even in a hospital?...
Could all this be done economically by re-purposing used school/uni computers, and freeware like Linux and Ubuntu and Cloud One?