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What do you mean? Many people earn their living programming on both Windows and Linux. I personally think they are different tools for different functions. I personally used to program on the Windows platform and now I do my development on Linux. I think it really depends what you are building..
For system software, it seems that you can get more done quickly on the Linux platform. Many people have built very powerful applications for on the Windows platform.
I like Linux because people seem more willing to share their ideas and help you out with a tough problem.
Jokes aside, it depends on your goals and needs. For example, if you are a programmer of commercial games your main platform will usually be Windows, except you are a person in charge to port the game to a different platform (why aren't OS X, iOS, Android, the BSDs or other Unix variants in your list?).