This week's book giveaway is in the OO, Patterns, UML and Refactoring forum. We're giving away four copies of Refactoring for Software Design Smells: Managing Technical Debt and have Girish Suryanarayana, Ganesh Samarthyam & Tushar Sharma on-line! See this thread for details.
You are using Microsoft SQL Server? You cannot install that on Linux. You can, however, change your *-ds.xml file to reference SQL Server on a Windows machine - just change the connection URL to contain the machines name (actually, if you were not using localhost as the name you have that already).