Anthony Towns have commented the recent move by HP on his blog and is really pleased.
Read his blog entry here
Its interesting that vendors are seeing enough interest in Debian from their customers to be specifically supporting it, whether on an specially negotiated basis as IBM does, or now on a standard basis for entire product ranges as HP is. Personally, I find it really pleasing that companies are doing support for Debian not because weve negotiated with them, but because customers are asking for it. Im also pretty pleased that HPs commitment to Debian support doesnt come at a cost to the support theyre offering for their other tier-1 distributions: Red Hat and Novells Suse.