Haven't seen any other threads on this (!!!!), despite searching. http://www.projectblackdog.com/ Anyone else really intrigued by this little gadget? I purchased one (believe it or not, I think it will actually be extremely useful to me) and I can't wait to get it. For those who are too lazy to click the link, it's: * A 400MHz PowerPC CPU * 64MB RAM * 256MB or 512MB Flash Storage * Debian Linux preloaded * Biometric security device All on a device roughly the size of your thumb. It goes like this: 1. You plug the device into a USB (1.1 or 2.0) port on a Windows PC. 2. The BlackDog identifies itself as a CD-ROM. Windows (being @#$%ing retarded) automatically runs the software on the "CD-ROM", which installs drivers that allow the BlackDog to take control of the host PC's keyboard, video, and mouse. 3. The BlackDog identifies itself as a USB->Ethernet adaptor and then acts as a DHCP server that provides the new, fake interface with an IP. 4. The BlackDog then launches an X11 instance. You type your essay, send your email, or whatever. 5. Then you detach the device. It unloads all drivers and shuts itself down cleanly on battery power, saving your work precisely at the point where you leave off. Price? $199 for the 256MB version, $239 for the 512MB version.