Hi Melodie, up and running from liveCD right now on my main box, everything works as it should, ethernet recognized and connected (no wi-fi tested), all programs open and run, desktop looks good and very snappy, for some reason the fonts in Firefox look especially good and clear.
The clock is off for my timezone, not sure how to set correct time. The "%r" format mentioned in another post is nicer than the default format i think.
Seems like you mentioned maybe dumping the flash-card program, i would tend to agree, doesn't seem to do much.
Midori does seem a bit redundant with Firefox already onboard, and same for Deadbeef (although I like it for a music player a lot) with VLC already being onboard and being something of a do-everything media player. Not sure about having Midnight Commander available for the kids to play with, seems like it might be a good way to get files wiped out
All in all, a really great system, bright, colorful, full of fun programs, I like it a lot, and will be sharing it with friends who have kids, my neighbor is a schoolteacher too, and this looks perfect for the young 'uns!
Beautiful work mon amie
*edit* Almost forgot, very small thing: On the login screen, if you enter an incorrect username and/or password, you get a small message of text about the error, on my screen, the error message is a little too high, so it's obscured by the login graphic and hard to read.