Oh yeah, I discovered NetRunner some time ago. Recently I tested it and.... OMG - it's awesome!
It's not just about the looks, this distro has covered almost all Windows bases - drivers (it literally "sees" and activates all components), proggies, communication software - it's ownage! And you can install more stuff, like Chromium Browser, Krusader (instead of Total Commander), Clementine to listen to music, SMplayer for videos (but VLC is included - lol, it seems to work better under a Linux based OS). Libre Office 3.6.2 comes as preinstalled. Lots of Multimedia processing tools can be installed also.
Oh, and it runs glass effects like Windows 7, it packs lots of cursor themes, desktop appearance themes.
You can try it as a live DVD first and, if you love it, you can install it too.
Video Acceleration on HD videos could use some improvement (you have to play around a bit to get it working), but if you have a strong CPU - no worries.
I think it's an awesome alternative to Windows, or just save your files in case Windows doesn't boot up - it "sees" NTFS partitions.
Unlike other distros meant to replace Windows that are donationware
- NetRunner is free, without limits.
Here's a cool thing that I believe it does better than Windows:
there's no need to fiddle around with cloning screen options: it shows your desktop on every screen connected to the videocard, each on it's native resolution, without distorting images - as an example - my desktop screen is a Philips full HD 1920x1080, while the older TV (on the HDMI) has 1360x768 as native resolution - both screens show the desktop in their native resolution, on my Nvidia card.
My Nvidia card:
What do you think?
What's your favourite distro and why?