So I broke into Linux with Linux Mint, used it for a couple of years, moved up to Linux Mint Debian for a couple more. I caught a post in the Mint forums that mentioned openSUSE, so I headed over and took a look. Installed 12.3 on a separate partition with a separate home and have been very happy with it. Linux Mint was pretty much and improved Ubuntu, Linux Mint Debian was fast, but had breakages on the updates, but it is a developers OS so I got what I asked for. I also tried a few other distros. Now it is nice to have a rock solid oS with easy updating and I like the fact that I can downgrade a package that will not properly work. I am so happy with oS that I installed it in my wife’s PC as well, it will be that much easier to maintain and not have to deal with incompatible upgrades.
Very happy with my choice, and I plan to support the openSUSE project.
Thanks for the ultimate Linux oS!