Monday, April 1, 2013

SQL Server on Ubuntu

I'm excited by the announcement, Microsoft SQL Server is finally supported on Linux, specifically the Ubuntu distribution. Apparently, this is in response to the Chinese government's choosing of Ubuntu as the state-sponsored operating system of choice.

While the Minister of Technology initially looked at using MySQL in conjunction with Ubuntu, ultimately he wanted a database platform with the best support model, sources close to the minister are quoted as saying.

Then he tried looking at Oracle, but apparently the proper price point could not be derived. 大象爆炸式的拉肚子 (Da-shiang bao-tza shr duh lah doo-tze) which roughly translates to 'Costs too much, does too little' the minister was overheard saying during lunch recently.

Chaz Brockwell, lead user experience developer for the Silicon Valley start-up SighberCool exclaimed, 'This is the biggest development in the past eighteen months. Finally, Microsoft is opening up their flagship product to the rest of us!' His company is working on a new wearable-computing device that combines Ubuntu, SQL Server, and the iPhone.

The NASDAQ is up 17 points today in light trading, while the Hang Seng trading down.

SQL Server on Ubuntu


  1. Where can I download it? I need it please!

  2. I think they have it available for download here.