I'm now posting this from loserjabber, in X, with a working mouse. Kickass.
I don't know if the eraser mouse is working in windows yet, and I haven't got the suspend-to-disk partition working... but who cares. I HAVE X!
lapwarmer:/win/mp3# scp -r -P 2210 "email@example.com:'mp3/By Artist/Bran Van 3000/'" .
Now to get sound working.