sorry for the (80s!) teen headline. But I just managed to… install SQL Server Express on my mac (under parallels) and get my OS X java app talking to it.
Thats just cool. Very neat tech. Can run OS X, Windows, etc, simultaneously, and OS X is a full Unix OS, which is a million times better for development than windows. Unless you’re doing .Net development. Probably, since I have perversely installed Visual Studio on my mac! 🙂