A few weeks ago I started seeing the Blue Screen of Death on my Sony Vaio PCG-K35 laptop every 10 minutes or so, making the computer nothing more than an overpriced 7 lb. Ubuntu comes to the rescue
Read about the installation here
Wow. Thats all I can say- Wow. Ubuntu installed like a dream in less than 30 minutes, and everything just worked. My wireless card worked, power management worked, and the DVD burner worked with no tweaking, fidgeting, or fussing.