I bought a Mini 12 pre-installed with Ubuntu on 2/15/09. The device arrived in a reasonable time, booted fine, found wireless networks fine. However, certain keys in the lower right side of the keyboard (/, left-arrow, shift, ctrl, period, and comma) would cause the context menu to pop (as if I right clicked).
After rebooting, the machine booted into the desktop with no issues, but would not recognize mouse or keyboard input.
After rebooting a few more times, the mouse and keyboard were recognized (with the same context menu problems). So I called technical support and they shipped out a replacement (not new) keyboard (actually, they shipped two separate keyboards). I put the new keyboard in, and have the same issues (flaky keyboard, or no keyboard/mouse).
On a successful boot, I turn off gdm to boot to a non-gui login to see if it's X. Same issue. I figure 3 out of 4 boots resulted in no input.
I F2'd into the Bios a few times, but I always had keyboard input in there.
I get back on the phone with technical support and relay this information. The guy tells me it's an Operating System problem, as the keyboard is recognized in Bios, but not in Linux.
So I'm returning the device for a refund, no restocking fee. Incidentally, a subsequent call to Returns to find out where my shipping labels are results in someone telling me I will need to pay a restocking fee. That /really/ pissed me off. Frickin thing is defective out of the box.
Anyway, I wanted to relay my experience with this device. I'm sure there are many of you who have had success with this thing, but I did not have good luck with it. At all.