Rolling in Success: openSUSE Tumbleweed and the Benefits of Rolling Release Linux Distributions

I recently took openSUSE for a spin, and it’s been too long since I’ve done so. I have a great deal of respect for the developers of this distribution and once thought it was best suited for experienced open-source users. This operating system is geared towards power users and is based on SUSE Linux Enterprise.

An included tool called YaST is similar to a beefed-up version of System Settings, which can be both a pro and a con. YaST is powerful but not necessary to use. Without YaST, openSUSE is similar to most other Linux distributions. Tumbleweed is a rolling release, ensuring it is always up-to-date.

The openSUSE Tumbleweed desktop looks familiar and is polished for modern sensibilities. It is reliable and works well, although it is not ultra-modern. Included applications are LibreOffice, Firefox, and several others. The KDE Plasma menu is easy to navigate and work with.

If you are ready to dive into the deeper waters of Linux, openSUSE Tumbleweed is a great choice. Alternatively, start with a distribution like Ubuntu and eventually upgrade to openSUSE Tumbleweed. The stability and rolling release nature of openSUSE make it an excellent choice for an operating system.