When comparing Tails vs openSUSE Tumbleweed, the Slant community recommends Tails for most people. In the question“What are the best Linux distributions for Misanthropes?” Tails is ranked 26th while openSUSE Tumbleweed is ranked 54th.
Ranked in these QuestionsQuestion Ranking
Pro Privacy focused
Pro Has TOR built-in
Use the Internet anonymously and circumvent censorship; all connections to the Internet are forced to go through the Tor network.
Tumbleweed is stable enough to use every day. Updates are OpenQA tested to ensure stability before being released for Tumbleweed. Bleeding edge untested software can be tried using OpenSUSE factory.
Pro Tumbleweed + OpenSUSE Build Service
Pro Easy installation and cutting edge apps
Pro Good selection of preinstalled applications
Pro a large amount of softwares!
Pro User friendly + Good support
Active and friendly user community, updates come fast
Con Not for daily use
Tails is a privacy focused Linux distro. The updates that you will receive are only for improving privacy and not for improving user experience.
Con Saved states are not present for security
For security reasons, saved states are not supported in Tails. Files can be stored in a separate, persistent volume which must be accessed with a root password. Personal settings (e.g. -- keyboard layout, window settings, etc.) are not saved persistently across reboots. This can be a hindrance for anyone not using English as their language, or not using a QWERTY keyboard layout.
Con You can't install it to a hard drive
Con Slow internet
Tails uses the TOR network and as a result the internet on your computer will be very slow.
Con Only GNOME desktop environment
Con Little / no third-party support
Like it or not, most third parties don't want to deal with less-popular distros. So most of them only support Ubuntu LTS and those versions of RHEL/CentOS that are still supported.