I ordered a 2010 Mac Mini as a HTPC yesterday after seeing them on sale. I had been experimenting with an Acer Nettop, but after seeing the level of performance vs. content I opted for something more powerful that will look nice in my TV cabinet. The issues I have so far are: 1) What software should I use to organize a local content library and stream content using a standard Harmony remote? 2) I do not own a standard PC monitor having an iMac instead. Is there any reasonable cheap way to use a Macbook Pro or iMac as a monitor (maybe windowed mode) when connected to another computer? Booting an alternative OS such as Linux, FreeBSD is fine.