While Red Hat announced that they are the first $1 Billion Open Source Company Suse is trying to partner with everyone who wants to. This article points out that they have now partnered with 9,200 Software partners and 13,500 hardware partners. So when it comes to supporting your favorite hardware SuSE should be the best. While they are the number two Enterprise Distro they are so close support wise that they are an excellent choice for any size company. Don't forget that a free license comes with VMWare and other software.