As much as I would like to like Windows 10, I’m not going to switch to that platform even for development purposes, despite really looking forward to working with Direct3D 12. The privacy policies are not just extremely consumer unfriendly but outright consumer hateful. Oh and also the privacy defaults Fuck that. Just in case Apple follows suit in the near future, does any of the BSD flavours have a good desktop environment nowadays?
Good is relative. I think I could replicate my xmonad-Setup on FreeBSD, maybe on OpenBSD - the problem is that the stuff I use on that desktop is usually hard enough to get to work on Linux, haven’t tried it on the BSDs in a while.
I heard good things about FreeBSD’s Linux emulation layer. I feel you on Linux being hard and BSD being harder, but I don’t believe in the GPL and would rather avoid it if at all possible. Plus, I’m a huge fan of some of the stuff coming out of the BSD land, although more on the OpenBSD side of things than FreeBSD. And I really like what I’ve seen of Dragonfly BSD, but I guess that is so far out of the every day usable range that I might as well forget about it immediately. Ideally I would like to stick with OS X, but having options is always a good thing and Windows just kind of died for me in that regard.