Swiss cheese of Operating System software
Just today, ZDNet had an article directly comparing Mac OS X with Windows 10. Unfortunately the article authors chose to focus on superfluous criteria such as "popularity" of OS, "installed base" - by numbers and very innocuous concepts of ease of use and preference, purely personal choice criteria.
Instead the facts of this TheRegister article should have been an important consideration, along with elements of Reliability, Flexibility/Scalability, Return-on-Investment (ROI), performance and critically Very Good Security - the topic of this article.
A few years back IBM did a detailed study on the total costs - initially and long term (1 year) of a name brand Windows PC costing $500.00 from Retailer. At end of the year, the overall costs rose to more than $1400.00 given the costs of Operating System (OS) regular as well as malware removal/re-install of OS and applications, and the value of "lost productivity" of not having designated user doing meaningful work, other than challenging Tech Support/Help Desk almost every day.
The details of this article should once-and-for-all put to rest the argument and noise from Microsoft shills that their beloved OS in the great performer or has value always claimed.
I personally prefer an established GNU/Linux distribution that has not only proven unequivocally more reliable, powerful especially more secure than any iteration of Windows -, but has been/is being adopted in moat European Union countries, the US Pentagon, many US and International technology Universities, NASA and EU space Agencies, The US department of Energy research laboratories (11 in all) and dozens more governments, national education systems, technology organizations, the USA and international financial/Banking sectors, and more.