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
The Docker build files and Vagrant boxes files for 18c XE have also been updated to take advantage of this change and no longer require the user to download the software first either!
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.