Suse Linux has always been a great "pay for full version" distrobution. That is the only drawback. If you want updates and what not you need to pay for this edition. The free version is alright until you want software and security updates or techinical support. Trust me! if you are new to linux, you will need technical support or your own personal Guru ;) SuSe has the best boot up inferace out of all the other mainstream RPM based distrobutions. Matter of fact. SuSe has better looking everything. SuSe also is perfect for all those Gamers out there who want to play games in linux. This is probably the best "user freindly" System for gaming. There are better distros for gaming, but this is right up there in the top rankings. This distrobution is great for workstations or even as home servers. It has an easy to use control panel and should be hard for Windows users to transfer over to Linux. You will also need to make sure you have linux compatible hardware. IF you wireless technology make sure it is 100% compatible.