RE: history question: when did Oracle start offering downloadable binaries?

From: Sweetser, Joe <>
Date: Wed, 7 Jan 2015 17:34:26 +0000
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What? No VMS version?? Oh yeah, that was just a tad earlier. ☺

From: [] On Behalf Of Niall Litchfield Sent: Wednesday, January 07, 2015 10:26 AM To: kyle Hailey
Subject: Re: history question: when did Oracle start offering downloadable binaries?

The software has been available via otn since at least 8i. I *think* was the first I was aware of. (the wayback machine has a snapshot from January 2000<> ) . I'm pretty sure you had to pay a nominal fee to download though.

On Wed, Jan 7, 2015 at 5:13 PM, kyle Hailey <<>> wrote: Anyone know when Oracle started offering a web download for the Oracle binaries so that people could test Oracle out first before buying?

bonus question: anyone know when VMware offered a download option ?


Niall Litchfield
Oracle DBA
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