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Simplest install of Oracle for testing on local computer

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Sorry in advance if this question is not in the correct zone.

I would like to install some relatively recent version of Oracle on my local computer.  To play around with and re-familiarize myself with it.  I've used other databases recently, but haven't used Oracle in a while.

Can anyone recommend the simplest version/install? Feel free to speak slowly, because about all I remember is a few problems with listeners and config files and of course .. scott/tiger ;)
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To start with; you can install the exress edition of oracle 10g. It comes with a pre-configres database. Easy to install. No configurations required. See this link for free download:

http://www.oracle.com/technology/software/products/database/xe/htdocs/102xewinsoft.html
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Thanks.  Downloading it now.
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Thanks. This was perfect!  Works exactly ad advertised.  It only took so long because I went out for coffee ;)
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All the best!
Here's the online documentation of oracle.
http://www.oracle.com/pls/db102/portal.portal_db?selected=3
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Kewl. Looks like every possible "book" I'll need.  
Thanks again!
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