I’ve been using SUSE Linux since its start in 1994 and then, as now, I like this strong desktop Linux distribution. Of course, openSUSE 11.3, the latest version, doesn’t look a lot like that vintage Slackware variant, but one thing has remained the same. Today’s OpenSUSE is a Linux for users, not developers or Linux technicians.
In particular, openSUSE 11.3 is the distribution for people who like the KDE 4.x desktop. While openSUSE offers baked-in support for more other desktop interfaces than most Linux distributions, such as GNOME 2.30.1 with a preview of GNOME 3.0 and the lightweight XFCE 4.6.2, it’s really the showcase for the latest in the KDE 4.4.4. While I’m still fond of the older KDE 3.5.x desktop interface, many users are fond of KDE 4.4 and, if you’re one of those people, openSUSE 11.3 is the Linux distribution for you.