I had no luck creating the Ubuntu thumb-drive using 9.04, but 9.10 installed and worked OK for the 1510 card in my 10v. It's now an Airport Extreme a/b/g/n card.
BTW, for 10v, you need to go into F2-Setup and re-enable Legacy USB support, in order to boot from the Ubuntu thumb-drive, then disable it after the changes.
One missing item from the instructions is that about half-way through it advises you to make sure you are running as root, but gives no information on how to do that. If you aren't running as root, you will get a permissions error on the chmod command.
From the screenshot, I was was able to figure out that the necessary command is:
Is there any increased performance? Not that I've noticed so far on 802.11g, but I haven't found an open 802.11n router yet.