I've been testing the soon to be released version of Ubuntu 9.04 beta. I am very impressed with it's performance and stability so far. Only time will tell however if it's going to be suitable for my laptop with an Intel GMA X3100. Intel video adapters have a poor history with Linux and I couldn't run Intrepid due to poor video performance. Hardy runs fine however. The performance issues stem from the latest/greatest xorg system. The drivers just haven't caught up yet. So far the beta on LiveCD runs great though, and I have high expectations.