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You have three options: 1) Emulation (Wine, Crossover Linux, Bordeaux) 2) Virtualization (VMware Player or VMware Workstation, Parallels Desktop, Oracle Virtualbox) 3) Dual Boot For C# development on Linux, Mono Project is the way to go. You can develop in MonoDevelop IDE and connect to SQL Server hosted in a virtual machine using SQL Client (for more ...


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Try "friend''s mobile number" Note the double-apostrophe, that's how you escape an apostrophe in most (if not all) dialects of SQL, including MS SQL. If that doesn't work, then I'd suspect that your application or your sql library is buggy and doing things it shouldn't.


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Even if there is a way of running MSSQL on a Unix system, I seriously doubt Microsoft will find that very funny. They'll probably sue you or something like that. There is a wide range of excellent SQL servers available for Unix, most notably: Oracle IBM DB2 SAP Sybase EnterpriseDB (Postgres) MySQL etc... I suggest you use one of those. If you really ...


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This question on SO suggests a possible approach: Dump your data from MSSQL into MySQL. Then you can use the MySQL tools you're familiar with. There are several suggested methods for the MSSQL -> MySQL dump, so get to take your pick.


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@phunehehe and @ddeimeke have given good answers already. But I disagree with the statements on MS Office, yes there are alternatives (and it appears Go OO was left off), and wine, but I never see anyone mention Crossover Office. Crossover is a fork of wine that's commercially backed. If you really want to run Microsoft Office for professional use I'd try ...


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Sadly, SQL Server is a Microsoft product, and I don't think they are stupid enough to support a platform that competes with Windows (i.e their bread and butter). Things that use SQL Server are hardly configurable to use another database server, and I don't think you can change it in your company anyway. The same thing goes for MS Office (if you meant it). ...



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