While some businesses see a pure Windows environment as the best, it is very expensive to buy and maintain. Other businesses avoid this cost and get Linux with open source programs. This is almost free, but adds unnecessary complication and the added cost of retraining/rehiring the IT department. And so, businesses like Content Strategy have found that taking the best of both worlds is the best way to go. By taking the simplicity of Windows and the low cost of open source programs, businesses have created a very competitive solution.
Source: Computer World
Hecht is part of a growing wave of IT users opting for a third way some have dubbed WAMP (Windows, Apache, MySQL and Perl/Python/PHP). They say it provides the best of both worlds.