Newsletters Archive - 2005

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  Oracle Announces Free Database - (Oracle Database 10g XE) — (02-November-2005)

(*) Introduction

Oracle recently announced Oracle 10g Express Edition (XE) - 
a small footprint database that's free to download, develop, 
deploy, and distribute.

The latest Oracle Press Release can be found at:

http://www.oracle.com/corporate/press/2005_oct/103105_databasexe_finalsite.html

(*) Download

Oracle Database XE is currently in beta and is available for both Linux x86 
and Windows.

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

(*) Support

Users can register with Oracle Technology Network (OTN) to receive free access 
to an online support forum hosted and monitored by Oracle experts. Tom Kyte 
provides users advice, best practices, and troubleshooting information for 
Oracle Database XE.

Forum registration is possible only by downloading and installing Oracle 
Database XE (currently in Beta release; production release scheduled for late 
2005). After installation, click on the "Registration" link from the Database 
homepage.

(*) Further Reading

You can read much more about Oracle Database 10g Express Edition by visiting:

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

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Jeffrey M. Hunter
Sr. Database Administrator
jhunter@idevelopment.info
http://www.idevelopment.info
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