I thought there was a demo store that I can get the feel for Magento without having to install it. I am doing the initial free training to see if Magento will be a good match for me. I have tried to email but get no reply. Can someone help me please. Thank you
If it is the CE addition you are looking in to using, you won't get a response from the Magento team.
You can see the 1.9 RWD template (frontend demo) here
You can see the backend here
Please note this is a demo of the Enterprise addition, which is almost identical to CE on the surface.
Here is the link of Magento community with latest version. There is default theme of Magento, you can change layout, design and everything according to your requirements,
If you need any other help or have any query, post here, we will be happy to help you.
Once I have found this site with test stores - http://demo-magento.magegiant.com/
So you can try different versions without having to install the shopping cart.