More PHP Developers Use Windows as a Development Platform
Although PHP has long been associated with the open source movement, when it comes to desktop development, developers are choosing to work on Microsoft Windows PCs. Zend's study was based on a poll they conducted in December of 2009 with a variety of developer's polled including independent consultants and large organizations.
When applications are ready to roll out, however, Linux still leads the way, with 85% naming that operating system as their primary OS. The Microsoft Windows OS took a deep back seat, with only 11% of all developers hosting their apps on that platform.