Suse will likely suggest the ReiserFS (don't quote me, as I haven't installed Suse, but they $trongly $upport its development). I would as well. Its stable and fast and, coming from a rural area where the power fluctuates (and goes out more often), its better for unexpected shutdowns.
BTW, you have the best situation - a whole disk for your OS
The partitioner may have an "auto" feature. You may want to go with that (unless it suggests a 10G+ / partition. Shrink it and choose more for /home