I've always liked the soft look of elementary OS. When I have more downtime, I'm going to see if one of my Raspberry Pis can handle it.
I replaced my Windows PC at home with elementaryOS. Beautiful, free operating system.
Is it possible to install linux software on this thing?
It's based off of Ubuntu so you should be able to install applications using whatever the Software Center is a called or from commandline using apt-get.