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Re: About Oracle 10g XE

From: Mark C. Stock <mcstockX_at_Xenquery>
Date: Thu, 15 Dec 2005 10:53:43 -0500
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"Mark Townsend" <> wrote in message
> Hari wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I came across the link
>> and went through the FAQ for the same. It says it is free and can be
>> used for training etc.
>> I am learning Oracle from an institute and it would be helpful if I
>> could have a free product installed at home for learning purpose. What
>> I want to know is, does this product give one the ability to run SQL
>> (or PL/SQL) statements and see what kind of output (or error) does a
>> particular statement give. Would it mirror the experience of using
>> Oracle 9i (iSQL*plus) installed at my institute? the PDF does state
>> that "There are no database license costs associated with developing
>> applications for Oracle Database XE which offers the complete
>> integrated set of Oracle Database programming interfaces including:
>> SQL, PL/SQL etc" but would like to be sure.
>> If response to above is yes, I would also like to know as to whether
>> anybody has installed 10g XE along with SAS 9.1.3 on a personal
>> computer. Or does anybody know whether SAS and Oracle (any version) can
>> be installed on the same PC? Does it cause any conflicts (unstable
>> etc)?. I would like to install this in my office computer (Win XP, 256
>> MB) so that I may learn Oracle during my free time.
>> Regards,
>> Hari
>> India
> SQL and PL/SQL are supported in XE. You have two SQL interfaces - the SQL
> Command Line (SQLPLus), and the new XE gui version of the SQL Command line
> (not iSQLPLus, but reasonably similar).
> XE is 100% free for use, within the constraints (no more than 4 Gb of user
> data for instance)
> You should be able to run SAS and XE on the same PC, depending on PC size.
> At 256 Mb, XE will run OK. Not sure what SAS requires however. The XE beta
> is reasonably stable - not that on Windows it uses native install
> technology, do de-install is a breeze if it all goes pera shaped. There is
> a DLL problem with the beta that you may run into, depending on wether SAS
> ship the DLL or not. I would suggest you download XE and give it a try -
> if you have problems, use the online OTN forum for help (or even post back
> here)

which windows versions does it support/require? i didn't see specifics on the XE home page anywhere
specifically, does it support Windows XP Media Center 2005?

++ mcs Received on Thu Dec 15 2005 - 09:53:43 CST

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