I think that I will stick with Raspbain:
"... Raspbian the easiest to use, most stable and best performing Linux distribution available for the Raspberry Pi."
You can get Raspbian here: http://www.raspberrypi.org/downloads
I used the "Easy Way" here: http://elinux.org/RPi_Easy_SD_Card_Setup
The 1st time you do not beed a username and pwd, thereafter you can log in as
When you 1st boot Raspbian, you can skip any of the config steps at this time (unless you have a large SD card, I think there is an option to expand it).
Then you need to change the KB from GB to US (or the key mapping is wrong). This did NOT work when I tried the condig option (above - maybe finger trouble)
Use the command
$ sudo nano /etc/default/keyboard
and edit the GB to US, then ^X to exit and save. You need to reboot for this to become effective
You can reboot with
$ sudo shutdown -r now
You can change the password at the command prompt with command
You start the GUI with
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