I just updated to Ubuntu 11.10.
I've only been using it about a day and it seems that everything is actually working. I haven't tried HDMI out yet. VGA_Switcheroo is infact installed by default and usable. Sound, WIFI and the trackpad all work out of the box.
Battery life could be better. However the battery icon does in fact work!
I'm not a fan of the desktop though. I'm going to switch it up to the original Gnome desktop. I'll provide help on that later today.
What issues are y'all seeing with 11.10?