Deploying Linux Desktops in a Windows Environment

Linux in Government: Linux Desktops in the Enterprise with Microsoft Terminal Services | Linux Journal
Enterprises considering Linux as an alternative desktop to Microsoft Windows often believe they have some essential Win32 applications or tools that prevent them from making the switch. I have seen CIOs eliminate the Linux option because someone advising them failed to mention how Linux can run Win32 applications. In fact, Linux has the ability to run Windows applications in a number of different ways.

Good article outlining ways that Linux desktops can be deployed while still making Windows applications available to the users.