The Linux platform is recognized for its stability and security. Using programming languages such as PHP, Perl, and MySQL, a developer can customize the variety of open source programs available for free or at low-cost to Linux users. Additionally, the system allows users to easily set permissions and password-protect directories.
Windows is the most well-known operating system in the world today. This wide-spread familiarity often speeds development time for those familiar with Microsoft’s array of applications, such as MS SQL. Windows also offers full support for the ASP.NET programming language.