Many more open source applications are being certified to run on Server 2008 and one big benefit is the virtual operating systems being baked in versus a Linux configuration, both are ready for 64 bit computing...BD
Repeat after me: Microsoft ( MSFT ) Windows is wildly popular for running open source applications.
Skeptics may not believe that statement, but it's true. Whether its the Firefox Web browser or the latest open source server application, chances are there's a very popular version for Windows. And Microsoft wants to keep it that way. In fact, a small but strategic Silicon Valley company is helping Microsoft to certify open source applications for Windows Server 2008. The company is working with SpikeSource to ensure open source applications work with Windows Server 2008. SpikeSource has so far certified five PHP applications for Microsoft’s new server operating system