I'm an user of Ubuntu 11.10 who have an Asus U32sd equipped with i5 Sandy Bridge (Intel Graphics integrated). I'm afraid that the support of this plattform in Ubuntu is quite bad, and the functionality of the system is lower in comparison with other systems non open source. I'd have the hope that Oneiric Ocelot would increase this performance, but I'm afraid not. I'm wrong? I mean, there is any possibility to make Sandy Bridge works better?
Thanks a lot
EDIT: Thank you very much for your answers, but I'm afraid that my experience is worse than yours. I don't talk about nothing but my own use of Ubuntu and Sandy Bridge, especially about graphics.
I've installed 11.10 and there are not any 3d effects, and when I try to install gnome-shell, results are even worse, because it loads automatically gnome-fallback mode. The tests say that there are opengl errors and I cannot activate even the application switcher of Ubuntu.
These are the reasons of my question above. Have any idea about what would be the problem? The computer is also equip with Nvidia Optimus, but the Intel graphics have to work, haven't it?
Thanks, thanks, thanks