Everything works just as well as it did with Chrome OS on it.
The trackpad is annoying. I wouldn't say that it doesn't work as it works just as well as it does in Chrome OS. It's just not very usable.
I generally use a wireless mouse.
Followed instructions here. http://hexxeh.net/?p=328117655
And installed Mint x64 on it. Then tweaked it for the SSD.