FTM 2008 Lite is now being offered as a FREE download for a limited time.
The FTM 2008 Lite page says "Family Tree Maker 2008 Lite includes all the functionality you need to build and maintain your family tree".
•Have complete control of your family tree on your own computer
•Attach documents, photos and media files to your tree
•Print charts at home to share with friends and family
•Search Ancestry.com from your personal tree
•Merge information from the web easily into your tree
•Include historical data on a timeline for each ancestor
•Import data from PAF, The Master Genealogist and Legacy Family Tree Maker
It sounds like a good way to try FTM2008. Download FamilyTreeMaker 2008 Lite FREE.