I just stumbled across the 3Com Audrey, and thought it might be a good device for me. The main use of this would truly be a bedside alarm clock. Would I need to install a custom image for this? Can an mp3 or other sound file be used as the alarm? Next use would be as an internet browser. Can music files be streamed? I'm not great at very technical hacks per say, but I can follow step by step directions if installing an image is the right method. Also, can any USB to ethernet adapter be used if the Vendor and Device ID's are changed? I was mainly looking at this one.
Is instant messaging feasible as well?
Any advice is appreciated.