Almost. If you shell out for devloper you get the equivalent of Enterprise just not licensed for distribution. Express is free, developer is $50. Express omits a few features for example sql agent and is throttled too.
it asked for .net first(dont know what that is,heard of it, but dont know what it actually is) downloaded that. it isn't on my installed programs list in control panel add remove progs. tried express download again anyway. worked. clicked through the install wizards, seemed to be doing a lot. didnt have a clue what. blah blah blah. tried to run, START, PROGRAMS, MS SQL SERVER 2005, CONFIGURATION TOOLS(WHAT THE HELL??), ONE OF THREE options- SQL CONFIG MANAGER, ERROR AND USAGE REPORTING, SURFACE AREA CONFIG.
errrrrr.....where's the things I need. i.e Enterprise Manager and Query Analyzer, and books online for reference
EM and QA have been replaced by a single beast in 2005, called SQL Server Managment Studio (SSMS). the free version is called SSMS Express. its download is here: http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/express/bb410792.aspx (search for "SQL Server Management Studio Express" on that page).