What You Get
To get your hands on a Squeezebox you have to buy it direct from Slim Devices. They are the only ones selling it, but they have a 30-day satisfaction guarantee, so it's a safe purchase. You can also find the Squeezebox on Amazon, but this option essentially overlays your purchase, which is from none other than Slim Devices. For those outside the U.S., Slim Device's website lists information on world-wide shipping.
Inside the box, the package provides the Squeezebox network music player itself; an AC Power adaptor (appropriate plug by region), the adaptor is really-really tiny, smaller than a GameBoy or PSP AC charger; a User's manual; a 10 foot Ethernet cable (only with those models that support wired connections); Slim Device's custom infrared remote (with 2 AAA batteries included); and a 6-foot gold plated RCA patch cord.
Following the user manual I download the SlimServer software (6.2 as of this writing). The software requires a download from the Slim Devices site, but since the site does not require any personal information I just selected the platform and downloaded.
Under Windows, the setup was straightforward, with the default installation configured to automatically start the SlimServer software whenever Windows starts.