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    Unanswered: Oracle is Free ?

    How is that Oracle is free for download ?
    I thought it was very expensive to buy.
    Is it now free ?

    Thanks

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    Oracle

    Oracle is not free , I thing you can see the prices at the site but the download is free.
    dimis

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    Is the download a trial ?
    I thought there was a developer's version that was free.

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    Cool

    Quote Originally Posted by anjanesh
    Is the download a trial ?
    I thought there was a developer's version that was free.
    Yes: Oracle Lite and/or Oracle Personal Edition -- But also the Standard and Enterprise editions will work and can be used for development.
    The person who says it can't be done should not interrupt the person doing it. -- Chinese proverb

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    The Standard and Enterprise editions are not trial versions ?

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    Cool


    NO, they are full-blown editions with the exception of optional ($$$) components.
    The person who says it can't be done should not interrupt the person doing it. -- Chinese proverb

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    The hook is that you may NOT download patches without a license and if you use the database software for ANYTHING except evaluation or training without a valid license, Oracle will sue you.
    Bill
    You do not need a parachute to skydive. You only need a parachute to skydive twice.

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    Also worth mentioning Oracle 10g Express Edition, which is free for commercial use.

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    The way I understand it is that the software is free to use as you see fit as long as you don't use it for commercial purposes and don't make a profit out of it...

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    basically don't use it for production or public use.
    - The_Duck
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    Unless it's Oracle 10g Express Edition which is free for commercial use

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    Oracle Database 10g Express Edition
    Free to develop, deploy, and distribute

    Oracle Database 10g Express Edition (Oracle Database XE) is an entry-level, small-footprint (150MB) database based on the Oracle Database 10g Release 2 code base that's free to develop, deploy, and distribute; fast to download; and simple to administer. Oracle Database XE is a great starter database for:

    * Developers working on PHP, Java, .NET, and Open Source applications
    * DBAs who need a free, starter database for training and deployment
    * Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) and hardware vendors who want a starter database to distribute free of charge
    * Educational institutions and students who need a free database for their curriculum

    With Oracle Database XE, currently available as a Beta release for Windows and Linux, you can now develop and deploy applications with a powerful, proven, industry-leading infrastructure, and then upgrade when necessary without costly and complex migrations. A production release is scheduled for early 2006.

    Oracle Database XE can be installed on any size host machine with any number of CPUs, but this free version of the world's leading database will store up to 4GB of user data, use up to 1GB of memory, and use one CPU on the host machine.

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    Thumbs down

    Quote Originally Posted by expert-db
    Oracle Database 10g Express Edition
    Free to develop, deploy, and distribute

    Oracle Database 10g Express Edition (Oracle Database XE) is an entry-level, small-footprint (150MB) database based on the Oracle Database 10g Release 2 code base that's free to develop, deploy, and distribute; fast to download; and simple to administer. Oracle Database XE is a great starter database for:

    * Developers working on PHP, Java, .NET, and Open Source applications
    * DBAs who need a free, starter database for training and deployment
    * Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) and hardware vendors who want a starter database to distribute free of charge
    * Educational institutions and students who need a free database for their curriculum

    With Oracle Database XE, currently available as a Beta release for Windows and Linux, you can now develop and deploy applications with a powerful, proven, industry-leading infrastructure, and then upgrade when necessary without costly and complex migrations. A production release is scheduled for early 2006.

    Oracle Database XE can be installed on any size host machine with any number of CPUs, but this free version of the world's leading database will store up to 4GB of user data, use up to 1GB of memory, and use one CPU on the host machine.
    Nice "cut and paste" from the Oracle site, why not just paste the link?.
    The person who says it can't be done should not interrupt the person doing it. -- Chinese proverb

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