There are illegal ports, but you and I can't use or discuss that.
I wonder about your cost issue. The Mac mini is on par with many low cost PCs. Can you share why you feel their product is more expensive?
I don't know anything about Macs, just that their OS is supposidly a better, easier to use, and more secure one (albiet less widely compatible with other software). But, their cool, stylish computers are a bit more expensive and less modifiable than Windows-based PCs.
I heard that the new Mac/Intel machines may be able to run full the Windows OS (not virtual PC). Is it also possible that eventually PCs may be able to run the Mac OS designed to run on their Mac/Intel machines?