This is something I posted to a friend who had a problem of loading images from a Camera with SuSe.
I am bit lenient on SuSe this time,
As a part of my archiving I downloaded SuSe 11.4 (new version is out soon with lot of changes) and tested it on one of my old IBM (used for testing) and it is pretty good.
I have been critical of SuSe and vociferously and they seem to have listened to the user (not necessarily me). They have included ORCA (for visually handicapped)
It is better to download (not CD but DVD) it using torrent (not point t point) and keep it as a archive copy if you continue to use Suse. In few years time they will remove the iso when the new one is taken root.
I am not currently using it but this time thought of running it till January.
Mind you SuSe was one of my favorites till Microsoft got involved.
Like Microsoft it does not recognize other Linux derivatives (except windows) in my hard drive and I had to configure it myself.
I am currently downloading 64 bit image.
BUT if you do like to change there is a very lovely distribution called Sabayon 7,LXDE the latest (good for keeping your picture library), which is clean but have a problem with old graphic cards.
It is only 2 GiB and Suse is 4.3 GiB (bul has 7 desktop types including LXDE).
Sabayon has XMBC (media center which is a derivative of Gentoo Linux) and that is its virtue.
P.S.I am posting this SuSe booted up for a change.