I switched to Mac about 6 months ago after having used Linux for a few years.
The main reason for that was the hassle of getting things working on a Linux notebook. Even if it saves me a day every 6 months, it is worth it.
I used to think that if I were to get another desktop, I would go with Linux. But after using Mac for past few months, I think I will go for a Mac desktop too. I can't give any concrete reasons for that, but it is just more fun to use a Mac. ..and the new iMacs are sleek, I am wishing that I need a desktop soon
Depends on what you like to do. Some people *like* to tinker. I certainly used to. If you like to tinker, Linux will be better because you can get to *everything*. If, on the other hand, you like things to "just work", then the Mac is ideal. This extends to pretty much everything about the two systems: the hardware, the OS, and the applications.
I don't even know if I'm "qualified" to use Linux. I suppose I could figure it out, given enough time. But I've never enjoyed getting under the hood -- neither with my cars, nor my computers. I just want to go, and that's why I use Macs.
"We're kind of on the level of crossword puzzle writers... And no one ever goes to them and gives them an award." ~Joe Strummer sscce.org