I love this idea. Sharing the expensive parts of a PC (eg the monitor, keyboard, power supply etc) makes total sense.
The very cool part of this project is you could buy an off the shelf USB/Bluetooth radio that would allow you to run a remote keyboard natively in the linux stack with existing code.
Game developer David Braben has created a computer that’s about the size of a flash drive — and it’ll most likely cost less than your last date.
The device sports a version of Linux, an open-sourced operating system that has become increasingly popular in philanthropic causes like this because it’s free to install and distribute. It will likely ship with some variation of Ubuntu, a very popular Linux distribution that has a huge development community, according to tech news site Geek.com.