The Microsoft way

  • Windows 2003 Server, Enterprise Edition: $3,999
  • Visual Studio.NET, Enterprise Edition: $2,499 per developer
  • SQL Server, Enterprise Edition: $19,999 per processor
  • Programming in an outdated, insecure, hard to use environment: priceless.

The Linux way

  • Debian Linux: free
  • Apache 2.0: free
  • PostgreSQL: free
  • Perl/PHP/Python: free
  • Programing in a fun, modern, secure environment: priceless.