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Web server OS recommendations

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Hello experts:

   I've proposed a new office server and web server for a potential client.  For the office server, I'm planning Windows 2003 Small Business so that we can use Exchange for inhouse email, plus file, print, and backup services.  They have a three or four web sites that we are also planning to move in-house.  I proposed a Linux server running Apache for this.  As I look further, it appears they have written their primary site in .ASP.  Is there a valid reason to switch to Windows/IIS rather than Apache?  If so, would I need additional user CAL licenses for the additional server??  They work with video productions, so there will be some trailers, etc. on the site, plus a shopping cart and some substantial FTP usage.  I feel I'm still on the learning curve with web servers, so please let me know if I'm on the right track.


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