I needed to restore an old Sony Vaio. I had been locked out of the Windows XP that was installed on it, due to a defect in a Windows security update. I tried a number of Linux distros and this was the only one that worked reasonably well. It was a diffcult task as Sony always have weird and wonderful drivers so i was surprised. i was NOT able to get the wireless utility working despite much tinkering but to be fair this would have been exceptional. This is a very fast OS and it is now at least twice as fast as with Windows
Although I only use this as a live cd (I have not very good graphic cards), I am impressed by 1) the pleasantness of its appearance 2) its speed and 3) the built in firewall (Guard dog) and antivirus.