Jetson system requirements

I just got my Jetson tk1, but I am unclear on the system requirements to boot it up. Do I need a keyboard and monitor to run it as a stand-alone computer? Or can I plug it into a host PC, and get my I/O thru the PC? If the latter, should it be a PC running Windows, Linux or what? And running what software?

Jetson is like the motherboard in your PC. Connecting ethernet cable, a USB mouse and keyboard and a display through the HDMI will make it more usable. Certainly it can run without any of those as well.

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