I followed your instructions and successfully loaded the GUI, from where I am now typing this message. Thanks!
Having come this far, I hope you don't mind me asking you a few more questions:
(1) I need to change from a US to a UK keyboard layout. What's the easiest way of doing this?
(2) The touchpad works OK, but is very sensitive. Is there any way of adjusting this?
(3) The default mode seems to provide four different available workspaces along the taskbar (sorry if that's not the right terminology). This is only going to be used by my kids for browsing, so I'd like if possible to remove (or at least hide) this option. Can I?
(4) I wanted to download and install the latest version of Firefox and/or Opera. When I went to the Opera download site, it offered me various versions but none for Vector. What version should I go for? And if I download a "debian" file, how do I then install it?
Sorry to ask so many things in one go, but if I can sort these things out I'll be a happy user and will leave you in peace.