Originally Posted by tecsys
Linux is flexible and free. You find most stuff open source on it and Linux hosting is and will always remain cost effective. While windows has its own advantages, it can never beat linux for its cost effectiveness. Its difficult to pin point which is good or which is bad however, its your requirement for hosting that would decide if you go in with Linux or Windows.
The main reason Linux is used more widely is that end users are only after cheap and reliable hosting and Linux fits the bill. Windows is designed for specialist hosting