I'm thinking about replacing some PC's on our network, some win32 and some linux. I'd like to run the actual OS I want in a VirtualBox instance, only one per PC, so I want a mega-thin Linux distribution which will let me boot (without login – I don't need access to the host OS except to configure the VM) straight into a VBox instance, taking the whole screen etc etc.
This might seem like an odd thing to do, but it seems perfect for my requirements where things move around quite a bit, and the ability to (re-)provision extra clients on any available hardware would give me lots of flexibility. Note that I don't mind if the image is on the PC or booted over the network – the flexibility to do either would be great.
I'm not sure I've explained what I want clearly, but I hope someone understands what I want!