Great read, thanks for sharing! Not sure what all you're looking for in an OS, but some you might want to consider: #TrueOS (desktop/laptop FreeBSD), #HardenedBSD (secure FreeBSD), #DragonFlyBSD, #OpenIndiana, #9front, and maybe #HaikuOS if they have rust support.
If nothing else, they'll show off some really fascinating ideas worked on by some of the best people I've talked to.
@architect I’ve tried most of those and still come back to stock FreeBSD and Arch Linux:-) I’d love Haiku to get over the line and I’m keeping an eye on Redox
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