First quick live test...... hardware a bit newer than the target but........ Booted to a 1024x768 desktop with working sound and internet out of the box. All apps I've tried so far appear to be working.
total used free shared buffers
Mem: 1033364 138796 894568 0 2372
Swap: 1228932 0 1228932
Total: 2262296 138796 2123500
AMD Athlon(tm) XP 2400+
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation NV18 [GeForce4 MX 440 AGP 8x] (rev c1)
Going to replace my frugal install of 4.4.10 with this for further tests and I'll drag out some older hardware tomorrow too. Looks pretty solid.