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Requirement Analysis, page 1:

MMOG Server-Side. Eternal Linux-vs-Windows Debate

Quote: “Each server is only as secure as its admin”
Another Quote: “For cheaper servers, the difference between Windows and Linux can eat as much as 50% of the server rental price (though for those servers which are more or less optimal price-performance-wise observed difference was closer to 20-30%).”

Chapter I: “Business Requirements” from upcoming book “Development and Deployment of MMOG”

Quote: “You don’t “make” a violin. It is barrels and benches which are “made”. And violins, just like bread, grapes, and children – are born and raised.”
Another Quote: “The very first step should be to understand what exactly you’re going to achieve.”