I bought my Dell Mini for the express purpose of hacking OS X onto it. These were the Halcyon days of OS X.5 and direct kernel support for the Atom.
My current install is 10.5.5 or so, and it works pretty well. All the drivers work. I have sound, mic, webcam, SD Card, etc.
But these were also the days before the iPad -- and now my iPad fulfills the need I had for the Mini 9 (Papers, a research organization program for Mac OS X, has an iPad port).
So in order to boost the speed and still make use of the Mini as a browser/chat/light programming box, I thought I'd try Ubuntu Netbook Remix. Plus I plan to give it to my 16-month old daughter at some point with some Edubuntu stuff installed.
The question is, though, will UNR increase my general speed/battery life/etc? Or should I maybe stick with OS X? If OS X, should I stick with my working install, or should I upgrade to 10.6? I read 10.6 has some compatibility issues -- how serious are these?
Thoughts, anyone? (I mean, I could always get an Air at some point I suppose if I really want a tiny Mac.)