Recently (actually 3 weeks ago) I bought a Raspberry Pi for myself and it wasn't until today that I power it on by the first time. Call it RealLife™ for simplicity.
Anyway, one of my first issues was that I do not own any display with RCA or HDMI inputs, and all I have is a router that works as my WiFi hotspot as well. Since this starter kit comes with Raspbian by default I made some research and found that the default
ssh-server is on by default and the network interface
eth0 tries to grab an IP automatically via DHCP.
So starting my Raspberry Pi was as easy as connect a wire to my device and the router, then a quick
nmap -sP 192.168.0.0/24 and there it was, under the hostname
raspberry my brand new raspberry.
ssh email@example.com.X a nice
raspi-conf was receiving me to start setting up my device.