OK, I have this little Gateway netbook Lt31 that has been a real pain in the ars as far as Ubuntu is concerned. The problem has always been the ATI graphics card. I have tried various distros, Mint, Xubuntu and ubuntu (all versions) with little real success. The main problem has always been the graphics corruption or the general usability.
So, the other day I tried lubunty 11.04 and to my surprise it installed and wonder of wonder, no graphics problems. Lubuntu is a clean professional install and desktop. Does it have all the Ubuntu stuff -- no. But, for a netbook it works fine. So, I installed libreoffice, firefox, Cairo dock and it is really solid.
Its about time. Now if they would include the Jupiter applet for power management it would be perfect.