Took a micro SD, not a regular SD. Had to buy a few of those.
The raspbian OS install wasn't so bad.
Keyboard is in UK setup, which took a googling to figure out how to change. Various utilities don't seem to be there, such as telnet.
I bought the wifi dongle to go with it (since my intention is to try to operate it over the network, and subsequently the internet).
Setting up the wifi wasn't too bad but involved setting up a config file with my network and password. Despite the dongle being 2.4GHz and 5GHz capable, my 5GHz network wasn't detected.
Setup details can be found (here).