I am just starting out with both Novell and specifically zenworks. Coming from a Microsoft background Linux has been a bit of a struggle as well. I have always done well in learning new product by using the product almost exclusively in my daily activity. I am looking at doing that with Linux. I have already started with the server side but would like to have my laptop to be Linux as well so I am forced to stay in that mode for most of my day. A few things that have made this transition difficult is the lack of client side tools or at least I haven't found anything for Linux.
How do you remote a windows computer from zenworks? I found the command rdesktop but this isn't the same as using the zenworks interface.

Also does anyone have suggestions for other Novell products and Linux? Filr and GroupWise also don't seem to have a client. Are they all intended to be web based functions under a Linux client?