OpenSUSE #1 Operation System

I’m wondering if OpenSUSE is going to become one of the most world wide (linux) operation system.
Now number one is Ubuntu
Then Fedora
And OpenSUSE♥

Is there any chance that openSUSE is going to become number one.

please share your thoughts.

Kayaker rotfl!

On 08/26/2011 02:06 PM, Kayaker wrote:
> Is there any chance that openSUSE is going to become number one.

sure, there is a chance…but, what difference would it make to anything
important enough to talk about?

if it is real important to you to be a user of the number one operating
system (how/who measured that, by the way?) then use the number one…i
think it is named Microsoft something…

openSUSE®, the “German Engineered Automobile” of operating systems!

no no i love opensuse and i hate microsoft with all the programs and AV,FireWall,… in linux you just install the OS and you have all the important things already installed.
and linux (opensuse) is super more sexy♥,user friendly,secured… then microsoft, mac,…

I agree.

I do not think there is any need in the Linux community to say, “We’re number one!” One of the nicest things about Linux is the wide variety of distros available. If a user doesn’t like one, there is bound to be another one he/she likes, and most Linux users do not put down someone who uses a different distro than their favorite, unlike the battles between Windows/OS X users.

So everybody wants to think they have selected a winner and the desire to determine whose is number one is about old as society its self. I made a visit to:, to fetch the top 10 as of today, for hits per Distro Watch and here is what I found:

Rank     Distribution     H.P.D*
1     Ubuntu         2191=
2     Mint         2166>
3     Fedora         1619=
4     Debian         1311<
**5     openSUSE     1227<**
6     Arch         1183>
7     PCLinuxOS     1066<
8     CentOS         918>
9     Puppy         825=
10     Mandriva     740<

It does not hurt to be in any top 10 list, but in the end the value of openSUSE depends on the effort that you put into it. If there is something you don’t like or something that we are missing, you got to jump and try to make it better, as best that you can do. Then, no matter the ranking, it will be the number one distro to you.

Thank You,

Personally I don’t care too much for being number one. I do care about growth of openSUSE and it’s community, because it makes it’s future less insecure :). The numbers in the linux world are always questionable: we either have no sales figures, or we have sales figures that represent only a small part of the distro’s success.
Here’s a blogpost by Jos Poortvliet about the success of openSUSE: all mine!: Be proud of yourself, Geekos!

On Sun, 18 Sep 2011 17:26:02 +0000, jdmcdaniel3 wrote:

> I made a
> visit to: ‘’ (, to fetch the top
> 10 as of today, for hits per Distro Watch and here is what I found:

Never forget that Distrowatch is a hit counter that measures the number
of hits each distro’s page on the Distrowatch website gets. As
statistics go, it’s not a particularly useful one. It doesn’t measure
distro popularity. It measures a distro’s page’s popularity on
distrowatch - and those two things are not the same thing.


Jim Henderson
openSUSE Forums Administrator
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On 2011-08-26 14:06, Kayaker wrote:
> please share your thoughts.

Mmm… Last time I looked, this was the help-looking-for forum. What is it
you are looking for? >:-)

Cheers / Saludos,

Carlos E. R.
(from 11.4 x86_64 “Celadon” at Telcontar)

The OP is “looking for somethings other than support” in the appropriate subforum as far as I’m concerned :stuck_out_tongue:

Personally, I think that one day openSUSE could be number one… however, for that to happen I think there would need to be a lot of changes to the our distribution to make it appeal to the largest demographic, EVERYONE! In my opinion openSUSE is a great distro for intermediate to advanced technical Linux users. I see us in the same market as Arch and Debian. Unlike those 2 distors I think we are more “everyone” friendly and unlike Ubuntu, we don’t try to patronize our users by assuming they can’t figure out how to chose their desktop, install codecs, or partition a drive. I tell people all the time that openSUSE is for everyone with a brain and little bit of willingness to use it! Canonical and Mint make their distributions (#1 and #2 on distrowatch) to the lowest common denominator and focus on obscuring the more advanced features as to not scare the newbies. That is fine for them but I like the attitude openSUSE takes far better… let them have the #1 and #2 spot and I am happy to have openSUSE float around from #3 to #5 and back… we end up with a more competent community that way. Maybe I am the only one that feels this way but I would venture to say there are more like me than are willing to admit it.

It’s #1 on my system and the only one on my system.

Well said! It is one and only on mine as well :slight_smile: