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Build a Portable Security Tool with the ASUS Eee PC and Ubuntu

Strip off the easy-to-use software it comes with and put on a suitable Linux distribution, and you're ready to load it up with password crackers, port mappers and pen testing tools and stash it in your jacket pocket.
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True, you could do this with a laptop, but the Eee PC is far lighter and more convenient to carry around, and with a solid state hard disk it's also arguably more rugged. (If you're really after small then you could also use a Linux tablet like the Nokia N800 or the new 810, but the N800 is fiddly to use as it lacks a keyboard, and the screen is too small on both devices for prolonged use.)

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