I am trying to setup the Trial server with no success. There is hardly any support from the community as well. So frankly ABAP trial is really not helpful to usual ABAP folk, who are eager to learn new stuff.
There is hardly any support and seems like it needs a lot of Basis knowledge to figure out what is what.
Even with the best hardware it is difficult to kick start a server. If things go smooth then its fine else you end up in a big limbo. For folks who are well versed with Unix and all the other Virtual Machine stuff its fine, but for hard core ABAP folk who want to understand Development from a Business implementation perspective, most of the time is spent in understanding the Server set up .