Re: MS at least try to be the good guys every now and then
Ah yes, the "selective reading" counter-argument - opting to completely miss the acknowledgement that Windows' security is not up to the standard of other operating systems in order to express personal feelings (.. and should that last work be in caps?)
So here it is again: yes, Windows security is far from brilliant, and others do it better. However, the weakest link in the chain is invariably the end user. And due to their more niche adoption, the end users of these other operating systems - especially outside the business environment - tend to be more tech-savvy and clued up on security that the average Joe who has just bought a new Windows 10 box from PC World.
When the reward is great enough, there will always be someone willing to spend the time needed to find a way of attacking a system - be that directly through exploiting how the system is build (and yes, to re-iterate, Windows is especially guilty of this), or through its users. Android is a prime example of this - yes, in this case the attack almost always involves manipulating the user in some way as this approach requires the lowest effort.
At the end of the day, regardless of whether the box is running Windows or something else, stopping Joe Average from clicking that link which promises fast cash/nude pics/whatever is a battle of education. Maybe if the more vocal, self-righteous members of the communities surrounding these other operating systems stopped counting their votes, got down of their anti-Windows soap boxes and started actually explaining to the less tech-savvy what the issue is and how to use these other operating systems to overcome it, perhaps these other operating systems would stand a greater chance of gaining traction...