How often is cost the deciding factor in the case of Windows vs Linux? And what if cost wasn’t a factor (noting that Linux isn’t “free” if you’re paying a support agreement)? If you look at cloud offerings Linux has an advantage in pricing because its, if not free, considerably cheaper. I wonder how many people go with Linux because of that? And who can fault them if so?
I wrote about it for SQLServerCentral, we’ll see how that discussion evolves.