Does anyone know if you can download a working copy of Forms and Reports off technet.oracle.com.
I checked it out and the files are like 600 Mb so I don't want to waste the time downloading if I can't do anything with them once I get them downloaded.
Yes you can. Approx. 2 weeks ago I downloaded the NT version and installed it on my Win98 PC at home and it works fine. No problems with install or operation. I also downloaded Personal Oracle 816 and installed it with no problems. Forms and the DB connected fine and there were no problems. Of course you can connect forms to some other database if your focus is just development. For example you could use xbase (foxpro, dbase . . . ) tables or even Access. Just set up ODBC and connect like usual. It works well also.
I hope you have a cable modem or better, it's alot to download.
u can also apply for free trial cd's on oracle.com site also.