Unlike some of my prior posts showing expensive hardware that I got to play with, this time it is much more meager. I got a Raspberry Pi.
This time, it really is a toy.
I got one of the starter kits with an 8GB SD pre-loaded with several linux distros to try out and the clear case. If it works out, one more of those and I can put one in each of my sons' rooms. Very basic, yes... but that's exactly why I'd consider it for them. Hard to get in trouble when it doesn't get infected like windows and doesn't have TB of storage.
So far, I'm pretty impressed with what it has to offer in a package smaller than many computer mice. I'm sure I'll be posting more about it soon.