"I'm curious as to why you switched from SuSE to Fedora."
I started out paying for SuSE. After I learned Linux I started using the free version of SuSE. Both SuSE and Red Hat provide free versions of their distributions but they deliberately create inferior versions for free distribution in order to encourage people to pay for Linux.
I prefer the free Fedora version of Red Hat to the free version of SuSE. Red Hat did a good job of separating out the free version from the pay version when they created Fedora. I prefer the pay version of SuSE to the pay version of Red Hat, and SuSE is cheaper.
"Is it because SuSE doesn't stay as current as Fedora?"
Pay SuSE is usually slightly behind pay Red Hat. SuSE also deliberately delays releasing the free version of each SuSE release for at least 30 days after the pay version goes on sale. Fedora is actually ahead of pay Red Hat. This point was high on my list of reasons for switching to Fedora. Fedora has become the bleeding edge distribution, which I prefer.
I also configure the GUI eye candy a fair bit, enough so that I feel cramped by Bluecurve. However appearence is far enough down my must have list that this drawback was not enough to tilt the balance back to SuSE.
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