choice of operating system to the cloud

Hi, I want to buy an EC2 instance with Ubuntu on it. I need a server for apache php and apache tomcat installations. I have some experience using ubuntu on my desktop so I used terminal before.
Are there any other things to consider why use/not to use other systems (windows or debian)?
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Ubuntu is the most user friendly linux interface out there, it is very close to windows as you know, if i am correct the best way to install apache is on a linux environment, on top of that most of the literature for apache is in connection with linux.

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static86Author Commented:
to be honest I have already made my choice(ubuntu), but I need some more information to put into report:).
i like honesty :-). there are some stuff out there but you need to put them together:)...i have found loads of things about rackspace vs ec2
Shalom CarmelCTOCommented:
Windows EC2 usage is 50% more expensive.
Ubuntu is backed by Canonical, and is heavily committed to cloud computing.
I think that Amazon Linux is based on Ubuntu.
you are about right in your answers...but i would like you to look at them closer ;)
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