This project is directly towards business, governmental, or educational institution that needs to implement a quality server. While this topic includes highly technical language, it is the goal of this report to convey the necessary material in a form that is easy to understand for the more non-technical readers. The report contains a glossary of terms that is designed to explain some terms that the average computer user would mostly likely not be familiar with. Several graphics are included throughout the study o provide information and aid the reader in understanding some of the harder concepts. This project examines the comparative study and over view of window And Linux side by side on the following criteria: Cost, Security, configurability, and User-friendliness. This report will also examine specific instances when each operating system might be the more suitable choice for the task at hand. After reading this proposal, I hope that the readers will have gained a more informed knowledge of the differences between both operating systems as they relate to a server platform.