One consideration is that the Neuropixels plugin currently only works on Windows. So if you’d like to record with Neuropixels down the road, Windows would be recommended (or at least a dual-boot machine). We’ve successfully compiled the Neuropixels plugin for Linux, but there are some outstanding issues with the driver provided by Enclustra, and we aren’t sure when those will be solved.
Other than that, the Linux and Windows versions of the GUI are functionally equivalent. And we don’t use any Intel-specific optimizations, so AMD processors are fine.