I recently made a switch from trying to use OpenEmbedded for the Coyote Linux base platform to openSUSE. Specifically, I am now using appliances built at: http://www.susestudio.com/ as my testing platform. My development system is running a full install of SUSE 11.2. I hadn’t really looked at SUSE much in the past – however I am very pleased with its installation, hardware support, desktop, and (IMO) the YaST2 system configuration application is FAR superior to the Red Hat based system management utilities.