Nice to see Freshmeat running articles again
Keep up the good work.
I hate to advocate using the best tool for the job...
But Norton Ghost 9 is all of $60 MSRP, and even the basic version includes support for storing images on a network share for cloning from an image. I use it for all my workstations at work, both Windows and Linux, and it includes all the dynamic resizing features you could want.