The free ISO's are over at http://www.linuxiso.org/
I have both MD 9.0 and Suse 9.0 here. The Suse is only slightly different. In the setup I chose, only a little tweak here or there, but to tell the truth, one is too much like the other.
Suse has more polish on the interface...
I'm currently using Mandrake 9.2. I have another machine with which I'd like to evaluate SuSE on. However I read the only "free" download edition is via FTP.
Would appreciate it if someone could guide me as to how to proceed. So far my experience is loading ISO CD's.