I have used both Red Hat, and Mandrake and I finally found SuSE and personally I found it the best - but to tell the truth, there really isn't that much difference.
Is the fav distro down to image rather than anything else?
I know SuSe is German, but it seems to be the favourite in Europe where as Red Hat, being the US saviour, is the top name in the US.
Obviously there a few differences, but overall, it is all GNU/Linux - the newer the distro, the better it is.
As a relative newbie, please correct my ignorance! :-)