Just a quick heads-up that a preview release of a Linux desktop distribution is due soon. The full package (software and logic), along with easy-to-follow setup instructions will be free for download before the end of this month.
More information at http://xillybus.com/xillinux/
So this may be a good time to make sure you have a USB adapter for SD cards, and also a USB keyboard and mouse, preferably as a wireless combo (to avoid mechanical stress on the board). Plus as PC monitor with a plain analog VGA input.
To be continued...