Originally Posted by UltraMega
It's kinda hard to quantify what is the most secure OS because the more popular OSes get more attacks and the ones with less users get fewer attacks, so a platform like MacOS or iOS can be behind on security but also benifit from having a smaller user base. Windows is a lot more secure in a technical sense than macOS, for example, but also has a much larger user base and therefore gets many many times more attacks.
If you wanna know what the most secure OS is, you don't need to debate all sorts of asinine things that can go on forever. Just look at what the big time players doing big boy computer stuff do. Instagram, google docs and other lame peasant stuff does not count. Average normie that checks "social media" and watches react to videos Win10 and MacOS is what they run. But then you look at the Jedi masters of computer-fu, it's almost all Linux.
Servers constantly under attack by hackvisit groups and black hats run Linux.
Hackers breaking into multi-million dollar coporations and stealing all your info to sell in on the dark web run some variation of Linux, Kali, Parrot, etc.
Major cyber criminals, everything is Linux, whether it be Tails, Whonix, Qubes, etc.
Guys moving bricks of dope across borders, major organized crime, Linux.
Major fraudsters, Linux VM's inside more Linux VMs'. Only time they touch Windows is when they used hacked RDP to Windows machine to go masquerade as some normie to make fraudulent purchases and drain bank accounts.
Real sysadmins working for NYSE listed listed top corps, it's all in house Linux/BSD. No Windows servers here.
Guys starting underground market places and hidden service sites, Linux.
Everything in the big leagues, where three letter government agencies are actually after you. People trust and use Linux almost exclusively. It's not because it's obscure and a minute use base, it's because it's inherently more secure in so many facets.