Computers Crashing

My desktop computer failed to boot this morning.  I think it may have finally given up the ghost.

That got me thinking about a replacement.  The desktop computer was in use as my media computer and as a play toy for keeping up on Linux.  The real thing that I want is to have a machine that I can keep turned on, uses very little power, and makes no noise.

I’m leaning towards the Mac Mini for it.  It’s a light weight mac that’s due for a refresh in the next few months.  It makes a killer development box, and an awesome TV media computer.  The new computer may be a Christmas present for myself, and in the meantime I can shuffle my laptop to the TV if I need to put one of my downloaded videos on there.