I am in the process of downloading the latest release of openSUSE. I have been running release 11.0 for some time and openSUSE 11.1 is now out.
I am using the torrent method to get both the 32-bit and 64-bit DVDs. Both are over 4 gigabytes in size and transferring that much data is subject to errors in transmission. I have never had a problem if I have used torrents.
Unfortunately, I may not get the download completed before I leave for Panama City for the holidays, but I will have a new project to start of 2009.