in reply to (OT) Your Dream OS
I'll play just so that I can rant
- the Spit and Polish of MacOS
- the acceptance/familiarity of Windows - not necessarily ubiquity, just the ability to say "I use FooOS" without having people look at you cross-eyed
- the Choices and Freedom of the "Linux" stack - yes I do run a custom patched firefox on fvwm
However, at this point, comparisons like these are just comparing the caricatures of common perception. Chasing these things down to details is slippery. When I was little boy back in old country, one could reasonably say "UI/UX of MacOS > UI/UX of Linux" or "security of Linux > security of Windows". These days, I do not think that there are any clear winners in the major categories. Linux can be made more secure than windows, but out of the box windows beats most linux distributions. A fresh install of a linux distribution that embraces a non-free package repository will play far more media (and other file types) than a fresh install of windows or macos.
The comparisons can not be made using broad strokes anymore.