I have just installed Mint 13 XFCE on my N210 plus in place of Ubuntu 10.04 UNE, which becomes obsolete soon, and it works perfectly without any additional tweaking.
Before installing Mint 13, I tried the latest version of Ubuntu (12.04) but it's very slow in most aspects
With Mint 13, the netbook boots from the BIOS screen in about 35 seconds and shuts down in about 20 secs. Both Fn operations (brightness and volume) work and the wi-fi connects without any additional drivers.
Fast and lightweight - highly recommended.