The Mac Mini is the perfect candidate for a new geek-war for year 2005. Some love it, some say it is just overpriced old hardware. One thing is for sure: there are guys already experimenting a Linux and Mac Mini setup. All of the hardware, as you can read, is already supported.For years, people have criticized Macs for being more expensive than Windows PCs. Although at one time that was the case, those of us in the know realized a couple years ago that when you look at comparably equipped Macs and brand-name Windows PCs—that is, once you add the hardware features and software to a Windows PC that come stock on a Mac—the differences in price are much smaller, if they exist at all. This aspect of “price comparisons” has been lost on many tech pundits and analysts (as is the fact that Macs generally come with an excellent software bundle unmatched on budget PCs).