Then I played with x2vnc for controlling both computers with one keyboard and mouse before settling on synergy, which seems to work better. Now I can hop the cursor from one computer to the next as if I had one triple-screen computer. I just have to get used to ALT on my Linux keyboard working as the Apple key when I mouse over to the Mac.
Finally, I painted the new computer pink because I had pink and purple paint sitting around, and I've already had a purple computer. It wasn't until I was looking around for pink trackballs or mice that I found a Hello Kitty mouse on Amazon and figured I may as well make the computer Hello Kitty themed.
I even rigged up front USB hookups from spare parts I had lying around and a system badge. ^_^ I wonder what supersniffles (she whose color is pink) will think.
Pics behind the cut.