From my personal point of view, linux is the most prefered operating system when compared to NT. But from the product point of view, oracle on NT would be better when compared to that of it on Linux, the reasons are as follows, 1. Oracle just now had come up with its version for linux. There are a number of oracle tools that are not yet functional on Linux. NT has a fully blown version of oracle. Since, Oracle had just started it venture into the linux world, its products needs a major bug fix for the linux. There are a number of problem issues that had been discussed in the past threads on this forum. I would suggest them too. Where as Oracle is pretty good in coming up with the patch for the windows/NT and Unix platforms. So, if you cannot invest some good money into the Unix, then you are better off with NT when compared to Linux.