I've been running SuSE and OpenSUSE for years now. It just works, is very polished and has a very large base od already ported additional packages. This was the point I was trying to make. OpenSUSE used to take the top spot until Novell took the M$ deal which seems to have put the Linux community off in drives as being a deal with the devil. It that had not happened, It's debatable if Novell would be afloat today. I've not seen any impact with the deal at the coal face and from what I understand, Novell are now doing OK on the strength of their own business. I just don't think Ubuntu is the best flagship for Linux but it seems to be the current poster child. A lot of FUD gets banded about regarding RPM distros being inferior to Debian based. Modern RPMs have all the dependency buried in them and good tools for adding applications. Yes, things weren't always that way but we have moved on now so the deb crowd needs to stop repeating the historical situation all the time.
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