Setup of OpenSuse is now complete. It wasn't nearly as slick or easy as Fedora or Kubuntu. I had to run extra config utilities after installation to get X to start with my very mainstream video card. Eclipse crashes immediately, I will have to investigate.
OpenSuse 10.3 has taken the place of Kubuntu as my experimental Linux. I installed from DVD. It took a bit of fiddling with the Yast configuration tool to get it to support my video card and monitor so that X would work. After that a bit more fiddling with the config to enable the network. It's odd that the network isn't enabled at installation time.