I just got my BBB, managed to run the over-USB cloud9 blink example… awesome. But the reason I bought it in the first place is to have a small standalone computer, where I can practice my C++, learn Python and combine these with some physical computing (GPIO, I2C etc.).
So my BBB-noob question is: how? Assuming I manage to connect a monitor, a keyboard and a mouse, and given that I have absolutely no experience with linux of any kind, how do I set up a simple system for programming? It could be text-console for all I care.
Thank you very much in advance for any help, links and advice!