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openSUSE is a free and Linux-based operating system for your PC, Laptop or Server. You can surf the web, manage your e-mails and photos, do office work, play videos or music and have a lot of fun!

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openSUSE review by <span>John M.</span>
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"OpenSUSE Linux Best for SOHO, SMB"

What do you like best?

Leap 42.2 is my VPS Linux OS of choice (as well local LAN-connected machines). Summary: Manageability via YAST. You can run a solid system and not be FT professional sysadmin!

OpenSUSE instances are used for personal productivity (and in a mixed Windows 10 / Linux environment that is local and remote) and some small business projects. I'm not directly an IT professional, so minimizing the number of hours I have to manage my systems is critical. Over several years I've grown to really appreciate OpenSUSE. Having started with Ubuntu I migrated to OpenSUSE on the recommendation of a friend and have never looked back. It's easy to manage and it's rock solid. I now have good recipes for remote access over SSH supporting both X11 and VNC. (And my OpenSUSE desktop is the memory-saving Xfce.) The OpenSUSE deployment is now a real productivity tool for me. YAST is key to easy management. In fact I found that OpenSUSE has had fewer problems than I experienced with Ubuntu. OpenSUSE has market momentum and enough attention of user experience that it's a terrific choice for the savvy non-IT specialist. Note that "savvy non-IT specialist" means you are now responsible for security and backup and access -- but these are non-trivial challenges for any computer system!

What do you dislike?

A few years and versions ago the "systems info and splash page" applet was deprecated. It was a handy summary of sys info including storage, RAM, versioning, system parameters etc. All this info is easy enough to find, but not quite as convenient. Would be nice to bring back the applet.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Everyone knows Ubuntu, and Ubuntu is good certainly. But OpenSUSE has been easier and more rock-solid business-oriented, in our experience.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Not locked in to Microsoft ecosystem while enabling flexible information platform.

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openSUSE review by <span>Sakura Y.</span>
Sakura Y.
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"Great with those wanting to do away with Windows"

What do you like best?

I love that openSUSE is open source Linux, but still has many of the visual aspects of Windows. It helps to ease from one type of operating system to another. It's also extremely customization, which is a plus for both beginners and experts to the Linux system.

What do you dislike?

There is a pretty major learning curve to certain aspects, most obvious when installing or updating software. Luckily, many tutorials are found online, but the system doesn't natively do things with one-click like many users are used to.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Read up on tutorials if you are lost! openSUSE does have a learning curve but most problems are easy to fix with a little research.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

openSUSE has given us the power to adapt to any type of computer or other phone/tablet, regardless of the operating system natively installed on the device. It lends flexibility since nothing is tied down to a particular system, and it's portable using only a flash drive.

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openSUSE review by <span>Aslan C.</span>
Aslan C.
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"Great and happy"

What do you like best?

Simple to use.

Package HUB to share the packages.

The One-Click install makes the life simple.

Greate community always available to help and share the knownledge.

What do you dislike?

More users!

I don't have any issue with my use.

Recommendations to others considering the product

openSUSE is a great Linux Distribuition, stable, easy, with great support and is made by the community using all support from SUSE, is a really opensource linux.

You don't have to get worry, is easy, try the YaST will see how easy and secure is to use OpenSUSE.

Do you want play? Work smooth with all games you want!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Problems with compatible notebooks and recente devices.

Intel+Nvidia works great!

openSUSE review by User in Information Technology and Services
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"Free version Suse to taste"

What do you like best?

It has the best features taken from Suse linux (apparmor, yaST) plus compiz fusion which is a great 3d tool for managing multiple desktops. additionally the continuous publication of improvements in their versions. Evergreen helps as extended support for older versions, which is beneficial for computers that can not install new updates due to lack of requirements

What do you dislike?

sometimes it is not possible to install and configure some hardware of the equipment.

Only default is KDE and GNOME

Recommendations to others considering the product

if you are a user of Gnu / linux distributions, you must try the current version.

Try other desktop environments that do not come with the base installation

use xen to virtualize

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

as a free distribution, it complies with the freedoms of free software, since it has been able to adapt to specific needs

openSUSE review by <span>Brian T.</span>
Brian T.
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"A great, widely usable linux distro"

What do you like best?

The standard distribution contains the main things I need and it's easy to add other packages. It's easy to do a basic installation, but also allows for more custom setups. It's well supported and generally reliable.

What do you dislike?

There can occasionally be functionality issues, which isn't surprising given it's open source.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I use openSUSE for my research work. With the existing and add-on packages I can work efficiently.

openSUSE review by User in Computer Software
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"User friendly distro"

What do you like best?

Easy to install and easy to use for the first time. Didn't have to spend a lot of time googling for answers

What do you dislike?

Had a little difficulty firguring which version to go with

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Good amount of documentation for referencing

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