Pardus is definitely a desktop that could compete with any distro or os. I heard they were working on a server version, but I think they are not prepared to deal with all the support questions that will come at them if they release a server version.
Pardus is a young distribution, aimed for the Turkish market. It went international just last year, because of the interest of some people outside Turkey. The main developers are paid by the Turkish government, and so their support is mainly aimed at the Turkish "market".
But you can reach them more easely on IRC: irc.freenode.org channel #pardus