The tiny computer in the trio was a Dell Mini 9, which I got for free from a friend who also got it for free. (He was the head of IT for a local construction company, and for a while was a high volume Dell customer. They were apparently handing out base system (4gig SSD, 512 RAM) netbooks as samples.) It would be nice if I could use it for work, but unfortunately it has a keyboard with a nonstandard layout. The quotes key is below the period key, and the top row of letters is not offset from the middle row. So no easy typing. But since I can’t use it for work, that frees me up to use if for fun experimental stuff. I did this to it:
The little guy is now a hackintosh. To make this work I had to get an SSD big enough to hold OS X, so I picked up a 16 gig for $60. I also used a lot of information (not to mention a few different bootloaders) found on the mydellmini.com forum.