I could just get a mac mini. I don’t have to put it together then. Plus I get a speedy core duo. The major drawbacks are:
- cost: at least $874 the way I would want it configured.
- only one hard drive. that leaves me buying an external drive and powering it, which is ugly and another $100 at least.
- mac hardware: this could just be superstition, but as I’m definitely running linux on whatever I get, there may be more difficulties with mac’s hardware than with the VIA stuff.