View Full Version : [ubuntu] OpenSource Solution - Connecting to MS SQL Database

May 4th, 2009, 10:01 PM
Hi all-

I've switched to ubuntu long time ago for my desktop pc at home. At first it was just for fun - playin' around with some cool software and feeling "free" with "free" software.

At this stage now I like to take it a little more serious and I'm also considering using my Ubuntu deskop machine for productive use.

In this case I need to handle some coding editors, graphic-tools, some office tools. So that's not really a big deal.

... but one part is still missing. I have to connect to an MS SQL Database. I'm used to the "Microsoft SQL Management Studio Express" and I'm still looking for a good alternative. I already gave the ORACLE SQL developer a try - but it didn't perform well with our big database.

Hope you can push me into the right direction :)

May 11th, 2009, 06:08 AM
Hi ricoe,

I also have the idea to run MS SQL 6.5 on ubuntu 9.04, now i'm still google look around how to install SQL 6.5 in ubuntu.

Hope there will be idea from this thread.


May 11th, 2009, 06:35 AM

here are a few links to Linux software equivalent to
Windows software.you can view them here (http://wiki.linuxquestions.org/wiki/Linux_software_equivalent_to_Windows_software) here (http://www.linuxalt.com/)
and here (http://www.linuxlinks.com/article/20070701111340544/Equivalents.html)
Have fun