Today we announce the availability of Oracle Database 18c XE for Linux under the Oracle Free Use Terms and Conditions license. This new license is part of the XE RPM installer file and will be installed alongside Oracle Database 18c XE. The download of the RPM file requires no more click-through on the website! Users can now install Oracle Database 18c XE for Linux directly from the web via:
yum -y localinstall https://download.oracle.com/otn-pub/otn_software/db-express/oracle-database-xe-18c-1.0-1.x86_64.rpm
This change has been requested by the community. Oracle continues its commitment to the community and will base future releases of XE, Windows and Linux alike, under the Free Use Terms and Conditions license as well.
Gerald Venzl is a Senior Director of Product Manager for Oracle. During his career, Gerald has worked as a Developer, DBA, Performance Tuner, Software Architect, Consultant and Enterprise Architect prior to his current role, while still being active as a developer in his free time and on open source projects. This allowed Gerald to live several different lives in the IT sector, providing him with a solid understanding of the concerns in these individual areas while gaining a holistic view overall. Gerald focuses on advocating how to build systems that provide flexibility yet still meet the needs of the users.