I have had the chance to put RC1 through its paces now. For previous releases, I had constructed a document comprised of a lot of hints gathered from around the web. Some of them have been incorporated in RC1 and others have changed paths or wording. At the expense of reinstalling my RC1 image 4 times, I have amended these and recompiled the document. All of these hints are guaranteed to work but, keep in mind this is a Beta and a lot of the tips concern security.