I confirm this remote works just fine - I used the 'DVD' button and assigned code 006 to it - a Sony code. (No Sony equipment here). I programmed Flirc with the XBMC keyboard layout and used it with my XBMC Eden running on Ubuntu 11.10.
Detected first time, all buttons appear to work correctly. Will report back any issues in about a week (just to give enough time for any to crop up).