Most of my experience is based on Rails development, I develop under
W2K and deploy under Fedora. I would recommend to stick to *.nix, many
libraries are just wrappers and it looks like the Windows based one are
not the most compatible, the dll stuff is always annoying (in general
terms) and I have found a lot of weird problems problems running the
apps under Windows (crashes, memory leaks) that just don't happen under
*nix.