I wrote about Helix in August. Helix is a Knoppix-based live CD. Drew Fahey at e-fense added the 0.5.2 version of the Sguil client to Helix. This means you can boot the Helix live CD and launch Sguil to connect to our demo server at demo.sguil.net.
Although the client installation on UNIX is still difficult (due to the number of libraries and applications needed beyond most people's default installations), the Windows Sguil client installation is fairly simple. I documented the process for an older version last year, but the process is still sound.