After 2 years of running Ubuntu, I am actually enjoying using my new openSUSE desktop. YAST is still slow and yes, I do miss installing via apt-get, but the new command line version of zypper is much improved. The system is rock solid stable and I have had no issues with any of my hardware on 2 different machines. I am running XP in a VirtualBox session on my laptop and that's been absolutely a joy to use. I did have some challanges getiing the XP host to print to my network printer at work, but it seems to be fine now.