Been looking at options for web hosting, and I'm happy to have "discovered" a trend. Linux hosting packages seem to be, on average, 25% or more less expensive than equivalent Windows hosting packages. I think this pretty firmly dispenses with the "cost of ownership" arguement that MS keeps trotting out. Is it easier to find a VB programmer than Perl? Perhaps, but when it comes to hosting a web site, including RDBMS access and dynamic scripting langs, I believe the rates speak for themselves.