The beaglebone black is here. Its much easier to get up and running than the XM.
Just connect the usb cable. More info here
I wanted to access internet on it. This can be done via the usb cable itself. No need to connect ethernet even! Magic :)
Add a sudo for ubuntu. And check the comments for an additional step for ubuntu as well.
Then I like some vnc every once in a while. So follow
Now for some kernel hacking magic!
I've noticed some stuff. The helper script is the way to access the ADC.
That isn't cool and has to be patched immediately! I'm looking into it.