Re: supporting my elderly father with his windows 10 machine
"Having worked in IT for 20 years I know no one outside of work with a MAC, in our IT department we have 8 of us all HATE anything Apple with a passion"
And do you have a reason for that?
Or is it like football rivalry? You have to HATE the others.. Just because..
A modern mac is a Unix machine with a very slick UI. Much more thought though than any other Unix machine so far, including the Linux ones. But you pay for the privilege, which is why I only run an older Mac Mini. But macOS runs much faster on the ageing Core 2 Duo than Windows does on the equivalent platform -and sadly most Linux distros are bloated and nothing like I remember Linux used to be.
If you don't want to have to pick a Linux distro, and just want something that just works, I'd say go for a Mac.