“Given that there’s recently been a lot of publicity about the Microsoft Surface, I’m certain that some of my readers may be considering purchasing one or more for their business computing needs,” Geoffrey James writes for Inc. “If so, you’re making a huge mistake. Because the Surface is based upon Windows, it is, and will remain, inherently unstable and insecure. That’s because Windows itself is a security and stability nightmare.”

“Microsoft’s track record in handhelds, phones and tablets is so horrible that, in my humble opinion, it would be nuts to bet your business upon the chance that Microsoft “might get it right” this time,” James writes. “Consider: Microsoft’s failures in this market include Windows CE (1996), Windows Tablets (since 2001) the Zune (2006), not to mention the Kin (2010), a device that despite massive advertising reportedly sold only 500 units.”

James writes, “It’s a truism in software design that adding complexity to an unstable program always increases its instability. Because of this, it is inevitable that the Surface environment will experience even more security and stability problems than previous versions of Windows… What’s the alternative? Not to put to fine a point on it, the answer is: ‘anything other than the Surface.’ I’m serious thinking of ‘taking the leap’ to only using my iPad simply to avoid the support headaches that are inevitable with Windows.”

Read more in the full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Nicholas C.” for the heads up.]

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