Thanks everyone for your assistance,
As a Novell Netware Engineer I am learning SUSE due to Novells acquisition of SUSE
I like Linux as it seems robust and straightforward to a large degree althought the file system seems to basic.
My understanding (running it up in the lab) is
Novell are porting NSS (Novell Storage System) to Linux and together with eDirectory (i.e. like NIS but a full x500 directory to store users and groups and rights etc)
You should be able to have a much more granular file and security system on Linux using the above.
For further info see www.novell.com/oes
to my mind this will be a big jump but I still need to learn and understand the basic bones of Linux without these add ons
Thanks every one