SQL Server on a non MS platform? Never!
November 3, 2003[From The Register]
The analyst community has long been saying that it's only a matter of time before Microsoft starts porting its applications, especially its server-based business applications, to Linux.
But one Microsoft notable, in the form of Gordon Mangione, corporate vice president, SQL Server Team, made a strong and clear statement that SQL Server would never be ported to other environments, when he addressed developers last week at the Microsoft Professional Developers Conference (PDC) in Los Angeles.
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