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RE: Oracle 6 software download

From: Kline.Michael <>
Date: Wed, 7 Sep 2005 09:38:54 -0400
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4.1.0 ran in 512K! We did a distributed order entry system, nation wide to about 20-30 sites. They would dump down to a VAX at night for processing and pricing.

We upgraded to some other 4.1.x and had to go to 640K.

We were able to run on AT boxes with a whole 10MB drive.

That was back when "Dr. DBA" used to make house calls.

Michael Kline
Database Administration
Outside 804.261.9446
Cell 804.744.1545

> -----Original Message-----
> From:

[] On Behalf Of Nuno Souto
> Sent: Wednesday, September 07, 2005 3:23 AM
> To:
> Subject: RE: Oracle 6 software download
> Quoting Marco Gralike <Marco.Gralike_at_AMIS.NL>:
> > how to deal with UMB, HIGHMEM, EMM etc, It should be do-able. ;-)
;-) ;-) At
> > least trying would be great fun.
> >
> Aye! The man enjoys pain...
> Oracle V4.1.4 didn't need any of that, it ran on 640K quite happy.
> Oracle 5 and 6 ran on extended memory. Early 5 needed it's own
> extended memory manager that was shipped with Oracle, late 5 and 6
> used the much more ubiquitous and sensible extended memory as
> specified by Microsoft. It also supported the Quarterdeck
> extended memory extensions: with Desqview, it was possible to run
> multiple Oracle databases and DOS sessions - IF you had enough memory
> and a 486 at least!
> Your biggest problem is going to be finding a 5-1/4" diskette drive:
> not made anymore, I think. 486 boxes are dirt easy to find: they are
> still widely used by Linux boffins as firewalls.
> Sorry, threw away all my pre-7 releases of Oracle all the way back to
> 4.1.4 three years ago when I moved house. Still have one or two
> manuals, but I'll be darned if I remember where!
> (showing my age again...)
> --
> Cheers
> Nuno Souto
> from sunny Sydney
> --

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