"openSUSE is a popular distribution of Linux for new users for
good reason. Hallmarks of openSUSE are professionalism, polish, and
stability. Everything about the openSUSE project is very
professional; from the website, to the press releases, to
development and information, to bug handling, to releases, and the
look and feel of their operating system.
"It’s obvious from the start that this isn’t a few
guys hammering out an OS from their mama’s basement (not that
some good work hasn’t come from independent developers).
Professionalism is a side-effect from being sponsored by Novell and
having an actual budget to work from. The accomplishments achieved
from openSUSE development will likely find their way into
Novell’s commercial system, SuSE Linux Enterprise