Went out on Metalink today - just confirming desupport notice for plans to upgrade. As of yesterday they changed the desupport for Oracle 8.1.7.x on all platforms.

Error Correction support: 31-Dec-2004
Extended support: 31-Dec-2007
Extended Maint support: 31-Dec-2006

Makes me do my happy dance! That way I don't have to worry about upgrading our acctg SW/platform we're dumping 1st Qtr 2004!