Debian provides access to a large number of packages. Possibly the largest repository of applications for any Linux distribution.
It is well suited for an entire range of applications.

Current recommended version of Debian 6 (Squeeze)

Price $10.00 per installation

Alternative Operating Systems

CentOS is based on RedHat Enterprise, which has been considered the standard when talking enterprise Linux.

openSUSE is based on SUSE Enterprise Linux. It is a well documented distribution, with excellent community support.

Ubuntu Server allows for easy deployment of application from one of the largest repositories available in any Linux distribution.

Windows Server 2008 R2 builds on the award-winning foundation of Windows Server 2008.