Re: Oracle Linux is free?

  • From: "Norman Dunbar" <norman.dunbar@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <Oracle-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>, <juancarlosreyesp@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 18 Jun 2007 09:11:57 +0100

Morning Juan Carlos,

>> I went to and there is only a price for
>> and I remember heard Oracle took the free components from
>> RedHat to make its own linux.
>> Could you help me please

You can donwload the Linux software ffrom Oracle for free.
You can install it and use it for free.
You will *not* get any updates or patches from Oracle unless you pay
for support & maintenance.

It is possible that you could get your patches from Red Hat or Centos
for example, but it depends on what changes Oracle have made to the
original sources supplied by Red Hat.


Norman Dunbar.
Contract Oracle DBA.
Rivers House, Leeds.

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