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What Should I Download To Use the Oracle 9i?

 
JiaPei Jen
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I was told that the Oracle 9i and above are free for download. I would like to use the Oracle in my personal machine.
I went to the Oracle website and saw lots of options. I did not know which one to select to download. For example, there are many options under the Development Tools, many options under the Application Server, and many options under the Oracle Database.
Do I have to download Development Tools, Application Server and Oracle Database? Which ones should I choose under those headings?
I have downloaded the Oracle9i 9.2.0.3 JDBC Driver, it took only 5 minutes and I have the ojdbc14_g executable jar file.
 
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JiaPei,
Your question reminds me of an anectdote which I would like to relate here (if you don't mind).

A man was travelling on the train. The conductor asked to see his ticket. After inspecting the ticket, the conductor returned it to the man. The man then asked, "is my ticket all right?", to which the conductor replied, "perfectly fine".
The man then said, "I only have one question."
"What is that?", asked the conductor.
"Where am I going?"

First decide what it is you wish to do that (may) require the use of (some) Oracle tools. Then let us know, and then we might be able to help you.
(Of-course, I'm really only speaking for myself, here -- despite using "we".)
Hope this has helped you.
Good Luck,
Avi.
 
JiaPei Jen
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Avi, If you do not like to answer questions, leave them. Do not assume people are funny or dumb. It is not a good attitude. I disrespect you.
 
leo donahue
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Originally posted by JiaPei Jen:

Do I have to download Development Tools, Application Server and Oracle Database? Which ones should I choose under those headings?
I have downloaded the Oracle9i 9.2.0.3 JDBC Driver, it took only 5 minutes and I have the ojdbc14_g executable jar file.

Hi JiaPei Jen,
I thought I saw someone post a reply to this the other day. Maybe I'm dreaming. Anyway, this is the link I used to download my Oracle stuff.
Oracle Downloads
If you want an entire Oracle solution, then you are going to need alot of disk space and memory.
The database I have is:
Oracle9i Database Release 9.0.2.1 Enterprise/Standard/Personal Edition for Windows NT/2000/XP
The development tool I have is:
click on the Oracle 9i Development Suite link and choose this: Oracle9iDS Release 2 (9.0.2) 850MB
You will need the Application server, unless you want to try and configure Apache on your own to run the Oracle Forms and Reports.
Those three things you should get. I hope your internet connection is good. You'll be downloading for awhile.
When Oracle is running on my laptop, it alone takes over 100MB of ram not to mention the Application Server(apache) and the JDeveloper IDE.
I have set the Oracle services on my computer to run manually, which means i have to start the services before I can use them. This save my system resources when I'm not using Oracle.
You can make a bat file to start and stop the Oracle services when you want to. In the file you can do something like this for each Oracle service:
net start OracleOraHome92HTTPServer ( or whatever yours is called, 'stop' will shutdown the service)
Have fun.
 
JiaPei Jen
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Thanks Leo, for your reply and instructions. It is going to be a big task and requires lots of effort.
 
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