Friday, 2 September 2011

Free Oracle 11.2 database just released

Kris Rice has just announced the release of Oracle Express Edition 11.2.

This is a free product you can download, install & learn. A thorough description of the exact licencing can be found here.

It's very easy to install, just like installing any other software on your computer. I created a document with some step-by-steps to help get people learning started - including logging in with SQL Developer to establish some users, instead of using SYS.

Go, install, play, learn.



Jeffrey Kemp said...

Excellent walkthrough - if that doesn't encourage people to give it a go, then nothing will!

Scott Wesley said...

Thanks Jeff, it's something I've been meaning to post for a while - Kris' announcement just gave me the perfect segue ;-)

Vijayaragavan said...

Hi Scott,

Thanks for the document. I use XE for a long time. i didnt know how to make it to manual start. Now i know :)

Scott Wesley said...

Cool! It was obviously Windows centric, but certainly doing the manual start is something I'm very happy I discovered!

I still haven't had a good chance to learn Ubuntu & escape windoze...