currently im attempting to make the switch from windows to ubuntu. however i really need to use SQL Server. is there anything that can do this on linux? and im not talking about mysql/phpmyadmin.
any help would be great
What's wrong with MySQL? If you really have to avoid it for some reason then there is also postgreSQL.
Unsurprisingly, MS doesn't do a Linux version of MS SQL Server.
There will be loads of Admin tools for both. I've never used postgre but for mySQL there's MySQL Administrator and MySQL Query browser.
plenty of options in linux, firebird is a new one. or u can use oracle if u need it. perhaps oracle-xe will do
What is your target application? You can use many options: postgresql, firebird, mysql, 602sql, cloudscape, oracle express or any other paid software: DB2, >=oracle standard, ...
Or you can use SQL database without SQL server with sqlite.
You have so many options. Almost all database servers are for linux (except MSSQL).
I wouldn't pick Ubuntu for my server, normal Debian should work more stable... It's stable releases are tested more throughly