Two atricles – one on Eweek and one on DesktopLinux are praising Ubuntu and OpenSUSE – have a read for yourself.
Two of the best all-around Linux distributions to emerge from this process are OpenSUSE 10.2 and Ubuntu 6.10, both of which bundle together the best of what open source has to offer into operating systems that merit consideration for desktop and (some) server workloads.
And who needs Vista:
Have I mentioned, yet, that the upgrade edition of Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium lists for $159; the upgrade edition of Microsoft Windows Vista Business is $199; and the upgrade for Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate, the version with all the goodies, will smack your wallet around for $259?
OpenSUSE? Free download. Ubuntu? Yep, free download.
You do the math.