Well most everything worked great with Feisty. The only issue has been the Wireless. I think I need the appropriate drivers for the motherboard because it shows up as "04:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation Unknown device 4229 (rev 61)".. ?? its an ipw220 which I have read works fine with restricted drivers on Ubuntu but I just haven't had any luck yet.
Battery life was about 1hr 50 min at full brightness surfing the net. It was identical in Vista. This really suprised me. I had heard rumors that Vista was so much more efficient. Maybe once I start tweaking each Vista will be the victor but with no power tweaking at full they are the same..