I have my first Mac Mini (early 2005 G4, up graded to 500 kb RAM in 2007 so I could use a wireless modem) sitting in a cupboard, crippled and unused. It came leaded with Tiger (which had just been released) and the trial Office for Mac "cracked". I didn't know what "cracked" meant at the time, but became aware that I could continue to use Office after the trial period was over, without paying the licence fee. In 2009 the HDD packed up, and the power supply needed replacing (having suffered the ravages of a widely fluctuating mains voltage, a UPS without AVR, and no earth; all since rectified). Repair and buying a legit copy of Office for Mac would have set me back half the cost of a new Mini, so I went new. I am still well pleased with the early 2009 Mini, now loaded with Mountain Lion. Now I am probably not far off moving on. Should I just chuck the G4 Mini, or should I take it with me, get it repaired, and put it back to use? If the latter, does anybody have any interesting suggestions on how I could use it? Could it be loaded with Linux , so I can play around to see how it goes?