First off, the icon is for RedHat. Okay, not completely, but they still annoy me. ;)
Okay, second. At work my primary file/application/mail server is running Novell NetWare. Not my choice by far, but I've grown to really like NetWare (yes, that's ready for a flame - but NetWare in conjunction with ZENworks makes adminning a pleasure). Our other primary server, the core of our business is an IBM iSeries minicomputer (aka "mainframe" - but not really a mainframe). The part that I built, our web servers, are two x86 boxes running Redhat 9.
I run Redhat because it's what I've ran since RH 5 was released, I know it like the back of my hand - or something.
Now, I'm faced with either going to Fedora, RHEL, or finding a different distro. After spending two weeks playing with Fedora, I really like it for a desktop but do not think it's ready for a server. That's just my opinon, don't try to refute it because I've already decided :).
I haven't used SuSE since 7.2. Back then I liked it - alot - but kept Redhat because that's what I ran on everything. Since then I haven't used SuSE.
Now, with all of the facts above, plus the fact that Novell just bought SuSE and IBM just pumped money into Novell - I'm going to give SuSE a whirl. Plus I was poking around their site tonite, and I really like the packages included with SuSE.
My question just is - what is your experience with SuSE? Mainly I'm concerned about updates, I simply don't have the time anymore to compile all packages that I need when updates are released. I love up2date because I can exclude packages I compile on my own (OpenSSH, the kernel, APache, TOmcat, Ant, etc) but everything else is just "click click click". I sound like a freakin' Windows user. I know SuSE has YaST, but how is it? How are they about keeping updates current?
And no, don't even suggest Debian. I like the idea, and personally will probably migrate my personal Linux servers to Debian, but not my work machines. :)