Out of ten people you know, it's a fair bet 10 never heard of FreeTDS and nine don't understand the problem it solves. Lots of places have begun to use Microsoft SQL Servers in all sorts of ways, and if you adhere to the Microsoft line, there's only one way to connect to them: from a Microsoft OS.

What can FreeTDS do that can't be done any other way? Glad you asked. FreeTDS can

If more people knew, fewer would be stuck.