Like the Ghost 14 thread, there is never much discussion about SteadyState. I used over a weekend we had guests, including teenagers. I gave them free access to the desktop with SS enabled. The thing I like about it, you can test software that requires a reboot to install and you'll stay in the virtual environment if you so choose. I used v2.5 beta without any conflicts. I disabled the default 3:00 AM software update and just left everything update Monday.