I had a chance to boot the Live CD on the older WinXP office system. I'm hooked to a KVM switch and togle between the two boxes (Windows 7 and Windows XP). I'm running an ASUS HDMI 23 inch flat panel. the live CD came rght up and the nice thing is, the monitor was fully functional! The OS cme right up with the KDE 4 DE and it looks gorgeous! All the features run very smoothly.
I don't have speaker set up, so I don't know if the sound worked on this box or not.
I tried to view some Flash video, but try as I might, I could not get out to the internet. The box is hooked up to our network and when Win XP runs, it finds its way to the net. With the live CD, a quick configuration through PCC finds the wired connection and it comes right up as running. both Firefox and Konqueror were unable to display any internet pages. Something is being blocked somehow.
Anyhow, it looks terrific and I'm gonna throw the Live CD in my laptop tonight and give it another test run. if things work (and I'm pretty sur they will), I'll be doing the update install to the laptop. I need to. it's not booting as fast as it should. since the last repair, boot has slowed down.