OpenSUSE, formerly SUSE Linux and SuSE Linux Professional, is a Linux distribution sponsored by SUSE Software Solutions Germany GmbH and other companies.
OpenSUSE is the successor to SUSE Linux Professional.
OpenSUSE probably offers the best-looking Linux desktop OS around. It's also easy to use and well organised, and it performs adequately. It certanly merits a chance from Windows die-hards.
OpenSUSE aims to release a new version every eight months.
Each major release is expected to be supported for at least 36 months, until the next major version is available, aligned with SUSE Linux Enterprise Releases.
Each minor release is expected to be released annually, aligned with SUSE Linux Enterprise Service Packs, and users are expected to upgrade to the latest minor release within 6 months of its availability, leading to an expected support lifecycle of 18 months as well.