Interested in eComStation? Try the Demo CD!
You can request a free downloadable Demo CD version from this page, we will send
you an email with download instructions instantly.
Please select which language version you would like to download below:
What is the eComStation Demo CD ?
The eComStation Demo CD is a way to demonstrate the look and feel of the eComStation desktop.
It will boot directly from CD and cannot be installed onto harddrive, it runs entirely in
Another popular name for this approach is "Live CD" (like
Knoppix for example).
The advantage is that your current system will remain untouched, the disadvantage
is that the memory
requirements are quite steep (at least 160 MB of system memory).
The normal version of eComStation can be installed on computers with at least 64 MB of memory.
(see System Requirements).
You can find a review of the eComStation Demo CD at ToastyTech
The eComStation 2.2 BETA Demo CD enables you to test if eComStation 2.2 will work on your hardware. You can enable SMP support in
the 'menu for own settings', however, this may not work under all conditions. The retail product does not exhibit this problem and
will properly support multiple CPU cores on SMP systems.
The only supported virtual machines for this Demo CD are Parallels Desktop and Microsoft Virtual PC.
The download size of the CD is around 70 MB, and contains an ISO file that you need to burn onto
CD-Rom (instructions (PDF))
If you prefer to purchase the CD instead of downloading it, please visit the
Mensys Online Shop
Can I hand the Demo CD out to friends or colleagues ?
Yes, you are allowed to copy and distribute this Demo CD as long as you do not charge money for it,
other than a
compensation for the cost of duplication.
It is not allowed to distribute the CD over the Internet, instead, please refer
If you want to include the Demo CD with a magazine, or otherwise distribute it on large scale, please
Will you release a version that can be installed on harddrive ?
No, the intention of the Demo CD is not to allow installation on your computer. If you are
a corporate user and are
seriously interested in evaluating eComStation, you can
contact sales and
request an evaluation copy of eComStation.
Interesting, can I purchase eComStation ?
Yes, of course! Please select Where to buy
for a reseller close to you.
More Frequently Asked Questions
Q1: Your demo CD has a limited set of applications on it, why is that ?
A1: Our demo CD has been under development for some time. It is the first
version of the demo CD released to the genereal public (not bundled with a computer
magazine). We have been getting many questions from people that wanted
to test eComStation on their computer.
Future releases of the Demo CD will hold more applications to show the capabilities of eComStation.
Q2: I'm having a problem with the demo CD, for example it will not
A2: Look in manual.txt that can be found in the ZIP file of the demo CD
or look in the root directory of the CD that you have burned.
Q3: The networkcard support in the demo CD seems to be good. But where
is the support for wireless network cards ?
A3: A wireless driver that will support most the wireless chipsets that
are on the market will be released soon. As stated in manual.txt we will release new versions of
the demo CD with more drivers and applications.
Q4: I tried to start eComStation in a Virtual Machine like Qemu or
Vmware but it does not work ?
A4: The only supported virtual machines for this Demo CD are
Parallels Desktop and
Microsoft Virtual PC.
Q5: Will eComStation run on an AMD Athlon 64 ?
A5: Yes it will, but it will not utilize the 64 bit extensions. But
thanks to the highly optimized kernel of eComStation it will run VERY fast!
Q6: Why do you request my email address in order to download the Demo CD ?
A6: We would like to be able to contact you about future updates and offers
for eComStation. Of course you can opt-out when you are no longer interested.