Every Linux distro brings something unique to the table, but there are so many great ones I'm still learning about them.
I very much enjoyed meeting +Bryan Lunduke
this weekend, and asked him, "If Ubuntu's focus is device ubiquity and Red Hat's focus is enterprise, what's SUSE's focus?"
In his characteristically concise way he answered simply "Choice", and then explained some of the ways that plays out in the SUSE experience.
I'm not much of a distro hopper and the nature of my work has me spending most of my time with Ubuntu, but I found Bryan's description of SUSE compelling enough that I'm downloading it now and look forward to exploring it this afternoon.
It's funny how people who don't use Linux often suggest how much better the platform would be if everyone working on different distros put all their energy into just one.
If there's anything I've learned over the years, it's that this diversity is a feature of the Linux community, not a bug. With so many flavors to choose from, everyone dines at the table they most enjoy.
Thanks, Bryan, for introducing me to another world-class distro.