I want a rolling release, no fixed release where I have to update everything every X months. That's why I use Testing for years, but:
+ I want upstream stable versions only, no rc's
+ I want a system made for daily desktop usage, e.g. no "arbitrary" package removal
+ at least in theory I like stuff like OBS, openQA,... that's really unique
- fear less 3rd party / community support
@z428 @hyde @bjoern Features in oS I think about are: Tumbleweed is a solid rolling release with always the latest software. A snapshot of the factory development, but well tested by Open Build Service and openQA.
You can build packages in OBS and bring them into Factory and then into Tumbleweed. There's no faster way to get your own software into a Linux distro. You can also build packages for other distros with OBS, e.g. as DEB instead of RPM.
Another feature is YaST: It's completely rewritten and is "Yet another System Tool" and optional: The configuration can be done completely in the terminal. YaST is now more of a collection of GUI tools written in Ruby to configure openSUSE and runs in the terminal.
@bjoern like with fedora or Arch, you will have more recent packages and nice experience on desktop. But if it's for a server, it's not a good idea to switch.
@bjoern SuSE‘s Open Build Service and professional support for Desktop are good reasons for SuSE, imo. I’m considering switching from Debian for my working laptop as well.
Regarding rolling releases I like Manjaro very much.
openSUSE Tumbleweed is a rolling release and yet it's rock solid. Every snapshot is automatically tested with OpenQA. In case of trouble you can revert using "snapper", which manages file system snapshots.
But it's also a good idea to keep an eye on https://email@example.com/ mailing list to be notified about updates and (extremely rare) bugs.
@bjoern It's a good idea. I use Tumbleweed daily on my laptop. Rollback with snapper is nice, you can choose it from the boot menu. I use 100 GB for / but I have a 1 TB SSD.😉
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