I'm not sure if this is the right place to ask, my apologies if it isn't.
I am bascially interested in making the switch from windows xp to a linux operating system. Am a little confused as there seem to be so many different versions of linux, but having done a little bit of looking around, I found that Suse seems to be probably the most reccomended one.
I am just your average pc user, I mainly use my pc for online gaming and audio visual entertainments. I do a bit of encoding (movies, mp3) now and then and all the other usual things such as internet browsing, office documents and the likes.

Could you please tell me if Suse would be an appropriate operating system for me.

Many thanks in advance..