This is part of Apple's new plan to get exisiting PC users, mainly iPod users to switch to the mac platform, by offering a mac for less than $500 which is extremely small in dimensions to save space. The Mac mini requires a USB keyboard, USB mouse and monitor, which all used on mordern PCs are compatable with the ports found on the Mac mini.
There are many people who thought that the Mac mini would flop when it hit the markets. They were idiots, since they didn't seem to realize that the failure of the Cube was largely tied to high price that nobody was willing to pay, even if it was a bitchin' computer.
Apple learned from its mistake.
Priced around £330 (40GB) this is the best way to get away from the x86 system to a PPC system.
Apple Mac OS X 'Panther' (10.3.x)
1 Firewire port (eg: for iPod)
2 USB ports (Keybord, mouse)
1 ethernet port (broadband modem)
1 DUC port (URRRGGG,,, DEE DA DE DA.. KAKAKA...)
1 CD-RW/DVD drive
Oh shit.. none left...
Oh well... lets go to e-bay!