In the current state of macro and micro economy, it becomes imperative for the organizations to choose a platform in such a way to minimize the overhead costs, and maximize the productivity. Earlier, this choice of operating platform was not available, because Windows was the only platform that was userfriendly, and met many of the organizations' needs. But that is not the case anymore. Alternative operating systems like Linux/Unix, Mac OS X, etc. have improved considerably, and have been steadily enjoying more and more market share and popularity.