Just to let others know how my laptop fares with 11.3 and 11.4 (both 64 bit DVD)
Dell Inspiron 1501, approx Feb 2007
AMD Turion 64
1 GB RAM
Onboard ATI video
Wireless Broadcom Corporation BCM4311 802.11b/g WLAN (rev 01)
Installation of 11.3 and 11.4 went smoothly and recognized everything - the only extra step straight after installation was for the wireless.
To get wireless working (this needs internet access and a terminal with root access)
-> Connect with a cable to get internet access
-> Open terminal
After the reboot NetworkManager will now see your wireless.
Thanks to the whole SUSE team + community, as well as the kernel + driver developers for all their hard work.