So I downloaded and install UbuStu Natty Alpha 2 to check it out. Mostly I wanted to see how video performance was with the newer 2.6.38 kernel and radeon drivers. Well the performance is much better than even with 2.6.26 which I run on my AVLinux install. I can even play Minecraft with it. :)
The sad news is that my laptop is finally starting to die. :( I get graphics freeze ups occacionally, usually after running something 3d for a while like Minecraft or Left 4 Dead. I finally get decent video performance on this laptop on Linux and it is burning out. Foobar.