[Mono-list] General doubt about compatibility Linux and Windows

Dallman, John john.dallman at siemens.com
Thu Aug 27 12:31:13 EDT 2009

> 5 - MS-SQL Server will run on Windows only.  Clients of SQL Server
> aren't limited to Windows, i.e. you can run a Mono app on Linux and
> connect to MS-SQL Server.

MS don't provide any Linux client software, but there is at least one
open source version. SQL Server speaks a protocol called Tabular Data 
Stream, or TDS, and the FreeTDS project has created an open-source 
version, including an ODBC driver. Their website at freetds.org seems 
to be down at present. 

John Dallman

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