OpenSUSE Leap 42.1 questions/first time using.

I have few question about openSUSE Leap 42.1:

  1. How stable is it? Could you say it’s more stable than Ubuntu 14.04 LTS?
  2. Does it support wine and playonlinux?
  3. How is software compatibility/support in general, I intend to use Brackets, LAMP, Photoshop and Excel (PS and Excel worked in Ubuntu using wine/playonlinux), Opera, Chrome, Code::Blocks maybe, and such apps.
  4. How customizable is it (in terms of visual customization I mean)

AMD Phenom II X4 940 3GHz
4GB DDR2 ram
500GB storage
Radeon HD3300 iGPU


  1. It’s very stable it’s based on SLE12 which has a 10 year life span
  2. yes wine is available in the main repository, playonlinux not having as many users can be found in the extra games:tools repository
  3. Win apps running wine do not depend on [FONT=Verdana]openSUSE if runs on wine it will run on wine on openSUSE, Chromium is available in the main repo, Code::Blocks can be found in an extra repo
    generally if an app is not in the main repo search for it in the OBS repo’s
  4. Unlike Ubuntu openSUSE comes with dozens of different desktops not just gnome or plasma 5 but cinnamon, xfce, mate lxde, lxqt … and each can be customized
    Extra plasma 5 customization can be found on
    Gnome 3 themes can be found


Thank you for your answer. Seems I will like it very much. Downloading it right now