On Sep 28, 2017 11:02 PM, "Kevin Bowling" <kevin.bowling@kev009.com> wrote:
What is your favorite UNIX.  Three possible categories, choose one or more:
1) Free
2) Forced to use a commercial platform.  I guess that could include
macOS and z/OS with some vivid imagination, maybe even NT.
3) Historical
1. FreeBSD is best of breed, these days. It's logical, stuff tends to just work, and it just feels right.

2. I don't have much experience with modern commercial Unix. A few of my friends really like macOS (formerly OS X, nee NeXTSTEP), but it's artificially locked to Apple hardware so I've never really tried it. Frankly, I do most of my daily computing on Windows, which works fine for video games, word processing, web browsing, graphics work, and hosting VMs to run FreeBSD in.

3. NeXTSTEP/OPENSTEP is still really cool. The kernel is a mess and the whole PostScript as primary display was less than ideal for graphics performance, but it was cool and nobody's done a graphical UI as well since.