Oracle DB 8i on Slackware
I am running Slackware 10 on my web server, and I use mySQL as the DB server. Now, though, I am taking a Oracle DB class, and I would like to setup an Oracle DB on my server, just to do the assignments and such for the class. Is there a way to get an Oracle DB for free? I looked on their website and they have Oracle 10g for download, but it only works on Red Hat or SuSE :( Is there any way to get Oracle DB on slackware? I am very new to the DB system subject, so please exuse if this questions sounds stupid. I am not even sure If I need to pay for Oracle.
Thanks for any help,