I need a web hosting service, but first question comes in my mind is whether to go for Windows hosting or Linux hosting. What are the advantages and disadvantages between them? Which one do need to choose? Some one say Linux is more secure, some say Windows is easier to manage, like the Windows XP on my PC, I can use software to transfer files, and install all my software my self… is Windows better or Linux for me?

Thank you for your help.
Michael