I really don’t get that. There are many good alternatives like PostgreSQL or MariaDB and on every semester that has some databases, the assignments are based on SQL Server. Good that at least there is Docker version so I don’t need to install Windows anymore. Another issue is that sometimes it’s necessary to install SQL Management Studio that does not work on Linux. I really wish universities move to OpenSource alternatives or at least services that do not involve heavy tools like this SQLMS. It would make students' life easier and personally with 6 years of experience as a developer I never commercially had to use SQL Server as a platform to store data.