After reading about netbooks and seeing a certain recent Gizmodo article, I decided to take the plunge and bridge the gap between my antiquated cellphone and my 1st gen iMac G5. I'm a cheapskate, so I shopped the outlet store and just ordered a $189 Ubuntu Mini 9 refurb (512 RAM, 4GB SSD
, 1.3MB webcam and Bluetooth). I figured that I can upgrade the RAM and SSD
on my own, and I'm looking forward to playing with Ubuntu for the first time. This site has already been a great resource, and I'm looking forward to catching up on older posts and continuing to expand my knowledge.
The Hackintosh idea is a serious temptation, but I'm not ready to spend the money and take the chance just yet. I'd like to make sure that I can get it working as is first!
Anyway, glad to be here!