"Apple's native operating system software offers you the best
hardware support on Apple hardware, and the Mac Mini is no
exception. Some of the hardware works just fine under open source
systems; some isn't supported at all, or works only partially.
"This article looks at the current state of Linux and NetBSD
support on the Mini. If you need all the hardware and options fully
supported, these open source options won't do it for you... yet.
But, if all you need is a stable kernel, a C compiler, and network
support, the code is high-quality and the price is