I'd like opinions on whether or not an idea of mine is feasable.

My friend does a lot of video editing, and while he's a huge fan of open-source apps, he's found the video stuff less than appealing thus far.  The problem is, his machine isn't exactly a powerhouse, and the work he does is fairly complex (he's a film student).  So, I'd like to use colinux on his machine, running OpenMosix, so that he can connect to a cluster I'm thinking of building with some older machines.  He is currently running XP Pro on his desktop, and I was thinking either native colinux or maybe SuSE.

So, am I completely insane for thinking this might work?