For my final year software engineering project i am planning on writing an sdl user interface with fmod for sound and then customising a linux distro to make it all as smal land quick booting as i can.

MY question is i'm looking for hardware and torn between a mac mini and an epia sp13000 or a mac mini.
My concern is that i wont be able to get hardware running on mac mini and it will screw up my whole project.
the only hardware i should need to add is usb gps and a gain touchscreen. do both of these work?