A couple months ago I tried the top 6 (DistroWatch) that had Live CDs.
The only one that recognized my wireless OOTB was OpenSUSE.
Thats what I dual booted on my Vista laptop. I was never able to sort out the choppy video playback. Seems there are no good Linux drivers for an ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2600. In fact thats what messed up my OpenSUSE install. Me mucking about & trying to install some other drivers. Finally just wiped it & am licking my wounds.
So does anybody know of a distro with a LiveCD that works well OOTB with my Intel(R) Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN & has good drivers (no choppy playback) for my ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2600?