Here is a great article that asks the question if the operating system matters. With the volume of good “Cloud Applications” who really cares what you use to access the net. I am not completely sold on “Cloud applications” for security or longevity but they are currently in their infancy.
I have been thinking of getting an MSI notebook that I can use for email and browsing. I would get the linux version. Since the majority of items I do outside of work are use of Gmail, google docs, internet apps, and IM. I can’t see any reason to be tied to an OS. MAC, PC, or Linux it should not matter.
The only issue I see currently is that my job focuses on using Microsoft. Currently it is difficult to develop in .NET on any other platform that Microsoft.
Here is the original article.