Most of the software downloaded from the Oracle website is free. The only thing you need is a registered Oracle Technology Network (OTN) account with a user name and password. Since the download is free the Oracle software has some limitation without compromising its features. They limit the software use for developing and prototyping and strictly for educational purposes. Don't worry, if you need software without any restriction then go for buying it. You can buy the Oracle products with full-use license from the online stores or from the local sales representatives.

In order to download the Oracle 10g client software, go to . When you visit the page scroll down to "Oracle database 10g release 2", select your OS version. Installation of most the OS are quite same. So be careful in that section. If you are not sure about the installation, you can refer in the Oracle Documentation Library at . After that click on the Oracle Database 10g Release 2 for the operating system you want. A new page will appear before you. Here you have to accept the License Agreement, download the file to your hard disk. Oracle Corporation provides instant Client software with a separate OTN Development and Distribution License for Instant Client. For more information go to the official The file will be archived, so make sure that there must be enough space for the extracted files too. Note that in order to download the particular or any other file from Oracle website; you must have to register a username and password. If you are not yet registered please register before downloading the Oracle Database 10g Client software. After the full download is completed, unzip file. Later search for the set up file and launch the file and start installing. If your system does not have a CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive, you can just copy the software from the disk to the file system on another system. Then you have to either mount that file system using NFS or copy the files using FTP to the system where you want to install the software.

Oracle's instant client consists of different components: basic, JDBC, SQLplus and SDK. You must install basic or basic lite and all others are optional, and can be installed if you need it. When you are using a 32 bit Linux, must be more vigilant about the basic pace requirements. Basic requires around 97 MB whereas basic-lite requires only 32MB. But JDB, SQLPlus and SDK require 1.6MB, 2.5MB and 2MB respectively. It is one of the little best software available for free in the Oracle website. Please also note that instant client is provided under a separate OTN development distribution license that allows most licenses to download, spread, and employ in production environment, without charge. Through Oracle database client 10g software the database filed has got a great acceleration, providing its users with at most features without charge or at reasonable rate. As one of the leading database Software Company in the world has once again show their dominance through such great software.