I am a student who is taking a Database course. I am running Windows 7 on a laptop with 4GB RAM. I would like your advice on what software to download on my laptop so as to be able to practice concepts taught in class. Since I am a student with an ordinary computer, I would obviously require a system that does not take too much hard-drive space and does not require too much RAM. In class, we use a VM running Windows Server '03 with Oracle Database (i do not remember the version) and PL/SQL.
I would like to know what version of Oracle Database is most suited to my needs.