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[ossig] The New Oracle 10g XE Free to develop, deploy, and distribute

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

Source: http://www.oracle.com/technology/products/database/xe/index.html 
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

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 late 2005. 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.

-Download Oracle Database 10g Express Edition Beta Release (150MB)

After installation, be sure to register for an exclusive Oracle Database 10g
Express Edition Discussion Forum hosted by Oracle expert Tom Kyte-click on
the "Registration" link on the Database homepage.

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-----Original Message-----
From: fossfpo@websouls04.futuresouls.com
[mailto:fossfpo@websouls04.futuresouls.com] On Behalf Of kengheng
Sent: Thursday, November 03, 2005 9:15 PM
To: ossig@mncc.com.my
Subject: Re: [ossig] oracle to release free (as in beer, not speech)
database engine

Venantius Kumar wrote:

> Has this anything to do with postgresql?
> regards,
> Venantius.
It is nothing to do with postgressql. The Latest Oracle DB is Oracle XE, 
it is still now in beta version. It is :
 Free to download
 Free to develop & deploy
 Free to distribute (including ISVs)
 Support up to 4G of user data
 Single Instance only
 Execute on 1 processor at a time
 Only used up to 1G RAM
 10gR2 based
Database can be upgraded to Oracle Standard Edition One, Oracle Standard 
Edition or Oracle Enterprise Edition later.

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