OK, this might be a bit late but your comment does not make any sense.
Being "low end" hardware does not imply no hardware acceleration, in fact any recent pc hardware (as in produced in the last 5 years; which includes netbooks), does have a GPU capable of hardware acceleration.
We don't require a "high end" NVIDIA or AMD/ATI card with 1TFlop+ of computing power.
If it does not work on your netbook it is either
1) A driver issue / bug
2) A bug in clutter/mutter/gnome-shell which we indeed do _want_ to fix.
So "it does not work on low end hardware and they won't fix it" is just wrong.