The only thing that pisses me off with windows is Win10 updates and at times, plex will crash. It’s not problematic day to day, but on MacOS or Linux, it’s always running. I was on the windows cheerleading camp 3 years ago.I dont see why running Plex on Windows is such a bad Idea? I was running it on Ubuntu for a number of years, but it was a pain for me, since I'm not very well versed in linux. On windows it just works, day in and day out... HW transcoding works like a charm with the RAM drive (yes, the SSD would probably handle it, but the RAM was there, and I did not need it for anything else) and I've put in a Quadro P2000 card which have so much power, that I've never been able to hit the roof with simultaneous transcodings... So, performancewise, windows have never given me a problem, and its a platform that I am very comfortable with using.