Gah... Spoke too soon.
This distro performs very well on the laptop, thank you, but is unbelievably slow and buggy on my netbook. For some reason Unity 3D has enabled all kinds of compiz effects on the underpowered netbook that weren't turn on on the more powerful laptop, and
- Compiz crashes whenever I disable one of the effects plugins
- The bug report daemon that starts when something crashes is itself a massive CPU hog
- Unity 3D takes over a minute to start
- Unity 2D is laggy and unreponsive, as per 11.10
I don't really understand this; the netbook is less powerful, but the graphics chipset is supposed to be exactly the same as the laptop's. So I'm kind of baffled about the automatic eyecandy and the Compiz crashes, never mind Unity 3D taking so long to start.
(Also, there's a bug in Brasero that causes DVD+RW burning to silently fail. Yay.)