Within the last week, I bought a copy of "Linux User" magazine which had a cover mounted DVD of the latest SuSE - version 10. It was a dawdle to install, although I did use an empty hard drive to install it into.
Some time ago, I played about with SuSE 8.1 but that I found very problematical. So far, I've been pleasantly surprised by this latest version - networking with Windows and Mac OS x has been straightforward as has setting up a wireless network adapter.
It's worth a look.