I have been using Redhat products since RH-5, and presently I'm on Fedora Core 6. However, I'm ready for a divorce from Redhat, as I cannot stand their update schedule. Bringing out a new version every 6 months is just ridiculous, and what is worse, anything more then two versions old gets deprecated....hence, no more updates.
I would like to have something that has at least a few years of updates/download support, and I would also prefer to stay with somthing RPM based, as I am most familiar with that. I generally convert all my compiled sources into RPMs at some point.
* I have been looking at Mandriva, and playing around with the LiveCD. It looks great. However, it has managed to lock up on me twice....not a good sign.
* I think OpenSuse is RPM based, but really don't care for Novell, which I believe controls the project. Please correct me if I'm wrong.
* I like Kubuntu, but hate that it's DEB based, and have had many problems with apt-get in earlier FC distrubitions. I also seemed to have problems making Kubuntu work well with my Nvidia card. I don't mind using the Nvidia proprietary drivers, but could not find them for Kubuntu.
What are your preferences for a good Linux Distribution?