Steven Bink has uncovered more information about Eiger and Monch, upcoming thin client operating systems based on Windows that will convert traditional PCs into thin client devices.
Eiger and Monch are sort of hybrids that are somewhere between Windows XP Embedded and the regular Windows XP. They'll be used for RDP and ICA clients, web browsing, and playing multimedia content and will run on Pentium IIs or higher with 32MB of RAM. They'll also be able to be run off of an ISO image or a flash disk. (Imagine the traveling consultant bringing their laptop into a customer site and being handed a CD. "You want access? Boot from this.")