"Just two months ago, Novell opened the development process
behind SUSE Linux, creating the openSUSE project. Novell's move
gave developers a chance to be involved in SUSE, which previously
had been developed privately without community input. In the short
time since openSUSE was unveiled, developers have begun work on
several new and interesting SUSE derivatives.
"The SUSE Performance Enhanced Release (SUPER) project is
integrating experimental patches, packages, and configurations in
an effort to create a faster, more usable, and more attractive
bleeding-edge SUSE distribution. Novell, understandably, shies away
from implementing these kinds of changes until it has done
extensive testing to assure stability for enterprise customers.
However, such rigorous standards are not a requirement for the
desktop users SUPER targets..."