Don’t want to use the ESD to install? Nick posted that the ISO was available, but the link wasn’t immediately obvious as it pointed to the ESD. Just swap out .esd_trial.zip to .iso on the FTP or HTTP url and the ISO will download.
For some reason the FTP links fail on Chrome. Maybe Chrome doesn’t do FTP. The HTTP links do not work from here (which is why I unlinked them) because it checks your referrer. Just copy and paste it and it will work.
The ISO is 1,944.67 MB, so you will be downloading for a while. The advantage of the ESD is it only downloads the languages and the prerequisites you need. Much smaller download overall.
When you connect to the FTP server you get the following:
WARNING: This is a restricted access system. If you do not have explicit
permission to access this system, please disconnect immediately!
But I am assuming that Nick’s comment that it is available for anyone is explicit permission. I may be wrong.
Check out A first impression review of the Delphi 2009 trial. Not all roses, but positive overall.