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openSUSE review by John M.
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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 Steven D.
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"LEAP into action with openSUSE"

What do you like best?

openSUSE has, hands down, the best KDE desktop experience of any distro out there, it has great theming and the defaults are pretty much perfect. On top of that, you have YAST2 for config in a nice visual manner, but can drop down to the command line for either finer tuned control than the GUI gives you or if you’re just more comfortable with it.

What do you dislike?

Getting mono to install the way that I want to has always been less than comfortable, but that is, I think, more on me than openSUSE.

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

Using openSUSE LEAP to spin up some low powered VMs for PoC servers is really fantastic, that has allowed much greater flexibility to myself and other devs.

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Thanks for letting us know!
openSUSE review by Angel R.
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"Una de las mejores distribuciones de Linux"

What do you like best?

Uno de los principales puntos favorables es lo sencillo que es de instalar, en unos pocos pasos ya puedes disfrutar de este excelente sistema operativo, a tal punto, que la facilidad a la hora de reparticionar disco, permiten al usuario poder disfrutar de otros sistemas operativos en el mismo equipo.

Otro punto a tener en consideración es el de la personalización, ya que en el mismo cuenta con varios escritorios, para poder personalizar el escritorio a nuestro gusto.

Adicionalmente cuenta con un amplio soporte por parte de la comunidad y ademas, cuenta con un soporte de hasta 18 meses por parte de los desarrolladores.

Sin duda, uno de los sistemas operativos mas estables y personalizables dentro del mundo Linux.

What do you dislike?

Los principales puntos negativos son los que se pueden conseguir en cualquier otra distribución en base a Linux como son la no compatibilidad con este sistema de algunos programas, juegos e incluso hardware.

Por otro lado, se tiene que tener conocimiento previo sobre el manejo de sistemas en base Linux, ya que esta distribución no esta orientada para usuarios nuevos.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Tener conocimiento de instalar aplicaciones en ambiente Linux es primordial a la hora de manejar este software, adicionalmente es necesario tener conocimiento de para que se utilizara este recurso, hogar, empresa o estudio.

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

Nos ha permitido crear ambientes seguros para el desarrollo de aplicaciones, pensando en una posible migración a este tipo de sistemas y verificar la compatibilidad de los aplicativos.

openSUSE review by 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.

openSUSE review by Isaac C.
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"Completo,, liviano, grauito ...y CASI perfecto!"

What do you like best?

Software 100% libre en cualquier distribución. La seguridad es una de las ventajas más obvias ya que, aunque no al 100% de seguridad, pero no nos vemos afectados por virus. Facilidad de la instalación de los programas

What do you dislike?

Echo en falta algunos programas que no puedo arrancar, como por ejemplo AutoCAD. No tiene un uso tan sencillo e intuitivo como otras suites. Noto una carencia de hardware y juegos y lo más importante, en general es que faltan algunos programas informáticos potentes que son necesarios.

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

Un sistema muy estable con efectos 3D de escritorio que no le envidia a ningun otro SO. Aunque el desarrollo es rápido, muestra un grado de dificultad por encima de la competencia, aunque cada 8 meses regularmente se liberen nuevas versiones de OpenSUSE.

openSUSE review by Juan Manuel R.
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"Buen sistema operativo de software libre"

What do you like best?

Es muy liviano, ligero, robusto y estable, ademas si sabes de linux es de las mejores plataformas que puedes instalar para protegerte de los virus y malware diariamentemente en tu dia a dia.

What do you dislike?

No hay nada que me disguste, quizas saber manejarlo como todo en la vida pero una vez aprendes a saber utlizarlo es de los mejores sistemas operativos que puedes usar.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Si buscan seguridad, estabilidad, sin preocupaciones, entonces este es su sistema operativo, es de lo mejor que he podido instalar en todos mis años de sistema operativos, deje atras el sistema operativo windows para ponerme este.

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

Seguridad, estable, no tengo preocupaciones por los virus y el malware, todo es beneficio lo que he estado usando este sistema operativo

openSUSE review by Daniel M.
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"La mejor distribución de Linux"

What do you like best?

Su manejo es muy sencillo, su integración del KDE es excelente y la compatibilidad con el Hardware es genial, mejorando gracias a la inclusión de muchos controladores nuevos.

El soporte para multiproceso en el sistema de archivos Ext4 es su punto fuerte. Te deja elegir entre varios entornos de escritorio pudiendo elegir entre los que más se adapten a nuestros gustos.

Tiene un buen equilibrio para uso doméstico, ya que funciona en prácticamente cualquier ordenador, y servidor en redes de tipo medio, siendo ideal para una Pyme.

What do you dislike?

El arranque quizás pueda mejorar, en ocasiones es algo lento. Necesita aún mayor estabilidad pero va por buen camino.

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

Es muy resolutivo tanto a nivel usuario como profesional, además de muy práctico.

openSUSE review by User in Libraries
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"Standard linux distro"

What do you like best?

I like that openSUSE offers both GNOME and KDE environments. Unlike many Linux distros, it's also pretty accessible to the average user- the graphic-based interface makes learning it a simple affair. With Gnome, though, you also have the option of keyboard-based action, which can be significantly faster for some users. Also, it's pretty cool looking.

What do you dislike?

It's only available in 64-bit these days. Sometimes I like to breathe new life into old laptops that come my way before passing them along, and I often can't use this distro for lack of hardware compatibility and support.

Recommendations to others considering the product

There are so many Linux distros that meet just about every use case. Shop around until you find the one you want. openSUSE is a great choice because it's super flexible and actively developed.

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

OpenSUSE provides a free desktop operating system. As such, it solves a number of business needs from Internet access to email to word processing.

openSUSE review by Nicole T.
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" opensuse is an easy-to-navigate Linux system"

What do you like best?

I really like the accessibility and ease of navigating through this line X system I prefer the Tumbleweed version to the other version however I do feel like it's a pretty user-friendly software program

What do you dislike?

I would say the only part of the open Sous that didn't completely Blow Me Away was the installation process the installer I felt like it was rather mundane and a slow process slower than I had anticipated

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

It is good for file storing and social networking and I do feel that it is giving me more space to navigate through my business contacts with More ease and less complexity and some of the other Linux programs

openSUSE review by Jimmy M.
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"A positive experience using this operative system"

What do you like best?

There is a lot of documentation available.

openSUSE is Stable and you can use it for servers and workstations,

It takes a bit more time to get used to than you may have to with a Linux Mint for instance.

After you have installed it and you have the most important non-free packages installed.

What do you dislike?

It requires technical skills.

Need to know a lot of terminal commands.

Because it's a rolling release distro it requires a good internet speed because it downloads many updates frequently.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Need to know Linux before using it.

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

A good operative system for workstations very reliable and secure

openSUSE review by 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 Administrator in Information Technology and Services
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"It is a very stable and reliable software"

What do you like best?

It is a very stable software, it is not susceptible to viruses, we use it for the servers, the amount of resources are less that are necessary in relation to the other software, the updates have worked correctly every time they have been implemented

What do you dislike?

The installation is a little complex, and there is not so much technical personnel that knows the platform, also openSUSE has a bad rap for installing a lot of bloat in the form of recommended packages, which often tend to get re-installed even if the user tries to remove them

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

Yast is one of the best tools that we have used in OpenSuse, we use it for the administration of the network, and updates, we have installed third party software and the work has been very easy.

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 Jose A.
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"OpenSUSE a reliable Distro"

What do you like best?

The ease of use regarding the installations for 3rd party apps and also the community support that they provide.

What do you dislike?

The cons to this distro that is not sudo base, meaning there is a small learning curve in the beginning if your experience was only debian.

Recommendations to others considering the product

OpenSude is Linux Distro that is an alternative for a RedHat Workstation. However if you are looking for server Linux Distro then I would recommend CentOS as a free server OS.

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

Using at a main workstation OS instead of RedHat.

openSUSE review by 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
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"One of the best os that I have used"

What do you like best?

I found it with an interface so similar to windows and with a high level of customization.

What do you dislike?

That sometimes to install a package, program or driver is hard to do it and when it freexes...

Recommendations to others considering the product

It's a linux that's so helpful for windows users, if you have never used linux before, this one is your best choice.

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

I used it for university homework and projects, using opengl and webgl for physics simulation.

openSUSE review by Administrator
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"Most stable, Free & BeautifulLinux Distro"

What do you like best?

Rolling Release, Easy to Use, Easy to Install and Extremely easy to Install third-party apps.

What do you dislike?

Nothing in particular. However some time I face challenges in installing multimedia support. By default distro also comes with lots of crap.

Recommendations to others considering the product

IF looking for secure, stable, free and beautiful alternative of Windows Please gie a try to OpenSuse.

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

Saved lots of Money by Deploying openSUSE. Earlier company was burning money Windows & antivirus.

openSUSE review by Administrator
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"Best Linux distribution in the world"

What do you like best?

It all works quite well, has a good clean look, a bit of a learning curve, but nothing impossible.

What do you dislike?

Performance can be unresponsive occasionally, but very rare.

Its only media player is Dragon player and it doesn't play a lot of formats unfortunately

Recommendations to others considering the product

What are you waiting for? This is the best linux distribution ever!

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

It's very efficient and does what any other Linux distribution can, but better.

openSUSE review by User
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"A reasonable open source operating system "

What do you like best?

Definitely better than Ubuntu because it adds the latest and greatest features.

What do you dislike?

If you are installing openSUSE as the only operating system, this is a good system to have. However, openSUSE is not very intuitive to use with other operating systems like Windows.

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

I use openSUSE for academic research. Because it’s relatively easy to set up and has the latest security features, this is a great choice.

openSUSE review by Administrator in Defense & Space
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"Stable and reliable linux distro"

What do you like best?

Like that you get to choose between Tumbleweed for a more bleeding edge desktop and Leap for extra stability.

What do you dislike?

Still think Debian/Ubuntu has a better package management approach.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Go with Leap if you want extra stability

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

Used OpenSUSE Leap as part of an ecommerce platform and it was highly stable, predictable results is always good.

openSUSE review by Manolo C.
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"OpenSUSE"

What do you like best?

SImolemente impresionante totalmente recomendable

What do you dislike?

Tendría que actualizarse y un poco mas, eso es lo único malo

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openSUSE review by Administrator
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"openSUSE"

What do you like best?

a solid platform that has ease of use features built in for updates and installing applications

What do you dislike?

compatibility with 3rd party apps is not always the best

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

Using the openSUSE linux platform for several network monitoring applications that helped identify bandwidth bottlenecks and increase uptime of equipment.

openSUSE review by Administrator in Information Technology and Services
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"Amazing community and distro"

What do you like best?

Lightweight operating system, very versatile

What do you dislike?

How the name is spelled "openSUSE"

but at the beginning of the sentence it is "OpenSUSE". just looks really wierd. But not really any complaints from me

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

Fast, secure desktop environment for everyday business use

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

openSUSE review by Administrator
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"Easy to setup with good support"

What do you like best?

Good selection of up to date packages with a good lifecycle

What do you dislike?

the versions numbers have been changing a lot which is a bit confusing

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

Needing an operating system with recent packages and a good life cycle

openSUSE review by Administrator
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"Open Suse"

What do you like best?

This Linux distribution is easy to use and very stable.

What do you dislike?

Sometimes is not compatible with my other software and hardware

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

I used to install openSUSE in my old PCs and it works fine

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