Two years ago, I made the jump from macOS to Windows despite being a long-time Apple fan. I'll be honest: it wasn't an easy switch at first, but as time went by it's become clear it was the right choice.
In the two years since my switch, I worked to find the absolute best laptops money could buy, trying to compare anything that might be a great MacBook alternative. Adidas Originals Stan Smith Mid Sneaker white green B24538,, but I thought it was time to revisit Windows 10 and the state of things two years in—and whether I plan on sticking around.
Adidas NMD R1 STLT PK W Primeknit Ash Green White CQ2031 Sz 9,
Alo Yoga Velocity Knit Sneakers Trainers 37 7,.
ARA Rom-STF, Baskets Hautes Femme,
- The continued rollout of the beautiful 'Fluent' design system across the platform (albeit slowly)
- A new system-wide 'light' theme for the first time
- A seamlessly synchronized cloud clipboard, between mobile and desktop
- Deep mobile integration with Android via 'Your Phone' to instantly grab images and reply to SMS
- OS-wide dark mode, including Windows Explorer, and beyond
- Snip and sketch tools that natively enable quick screenshots + annotation with digital ink (Windows Key + S)
- Synchronized timeline between computers and phones for seamless handoff + historic tasks
- Picture-in-picture across the OS for browsers
- Native Yubikey support at the OS-level, integrated with web browsers like Chrome
- A native emoji keyboard, with Kaomoji and other symbols, available in any text field
- Massive improvements to WSL/Bash on Windows that have transformed it into a first-class Unix alternative
This is just the big stuff, with much more being tweaked and improved on what feels like a daily basis. Amazing Women's PAULIE Black Leather Ankle Heeled Boots UK 5 38 Worn Once,
- Ash 360307 Womens Maniac Fashion SneakerEU - Choose SZ color.,
- Control Panel is finally almost entirely unified within the 'modern' experience
- Adidas ZX Flux K S81421 white halfshoes,
- The ability to browse the Linux file system natively, via Explorer, without hacking around it
- Improved high-DPI mode for 4K+ screens
- Gaming-specific features for better performance, recording videos and even streaming to Twitch
- Lots more, but you get the idea!
Adidas Originals AQ7912 Womens Samoa W Fashion Sneaker- Choose SZ color.,
ADIDAS N-5923 BD7929 n.40 2 3 100% ORIGINALI NUOVE,
I'm still really satisfied with the WSL/Bash setup, which has really come into its own.Adidas UltraBOOST X All Terrain Ltd Running shoes Sneakers CG3009 Womens Size 10,.
Adidas Women Ultra Boost triple purple AQ5935,. A few tools might be a bit broken, or unsupported, such as things like Grunt's watchers.
Adidas SUPERSTAR 80s W Originals Leather White Reptile 8.5 MSRP 100 NEW,.Adidas Prophere White Trace Pink Sz 6.5Y Women’s 8 NWT,.
One of the most powerful shifts has been that WSL environments are now fully disposable, and can even live alongside multiple Linux distributions, all living together in a happy family. Broke your bash setup? Just duplicate it, then spin up a fresh copy to mess around with, rather than needing to blow away your whole machine.
Adidas Womens Originals Swift Casual, Running Trainers Walking Sports Gym shoes,ALEGRIA by PG Lite Cat-611 Black Leather Ankle Boots Size 38 Women’s 7-7.5,Adidas Originals Womens M Attitude Trainers B35343, Ara Women's Sneakers Rom Pebble, White Silver 12-34456, Alfani Pippaa Womens Boots Black 9.5 US 7.5 UK tYrE,Adidas Women's CrazyFlight Bounce 2 - White - 8,AH877 CULT shoes grey suede studs women sneakers EU 36,EU 39,.
Adidas Stella McCartney Sport Aleki X ADVANTURE PACK Training Running shoes 7.5,.
Adidas Originals Men's Cf Racer Tr Running shoes - Choose SZ color,.Adidas Women's Superstar Slipon W Gymnastics shoes 7 UK,.
WSL is genuinely exciting, and continues to be a reason to jump across, if you're a developer.AE310 HORNET BOTTICELLI shoes grey daim femme sneakers EU 40,.
Adidas Duramo 7 Womens Running shoes Fitness Gym Workout Trainers Pink,Ash Footwear Miss Rete Black Satin and Lace Trainer,
Adidas Superstar 80s Metal Toe, Low Sneakers Woman,
Adidas Tubular Shadow Women's shoes Core Black Core Black Cloud White ac8028,.
Adidas Originals Women's Adiease shoes - Choose SZ color,.
Adidas Womens Galaxy 4 Runners,
AG134 LOTTO schuhe grey purple textil leder damen sneakers EU 36,EU 37,.
Adidas Women's Alphabounce Beyond Competition Running shoes 6 UK,.Aerosoles A2 Womens Above All,.
American Rag Womens Lorah Closed Toe Knee High Fashion, Chocolate, Size 9.5 WW9l,
Adidas Originals Superstar Slip On W Black White Strap Womens shoes S81337,.
ASH WOMEN OLIVE LEATHER ZIP BUCKLE STRAP WEDGE ANKLE BOOT SIZE UK 8 EU 41 VGC,Adidas UltraBOOST 19 W Womens Running shoes 2019 BOOST Pick 1,, American Rag Womens Edyth Closed Toe Knee High Fashion Boots,Adidas Womens Ultraboost Uncaged Black Multicolor Multi W BA9796 11 boost ultra,Adidas Women's Questar Ride Competition Running shoes 5.5 UK .,.
No more waiting around for "just a few more minutes" for...an hour... while the machine updates.
Adidas Women Originals ZX Flux Cardboard shoes - B35312,
Adidas Response Boost Tech Fit W Women's shoes Size 11.5,.Ariat Unbridled Shirley Whiskey Slip On Mule shoes 10021288,Adidas UltraBOOST X W bb1694, third-party keyboard layout that essentially delivers the Mac character set on Windows, making my life a whole lot easier.
Adidas, 665335, Women, Stan Winter Hi w, Originals, Legacy White Fairway,
One of the best things about switching has just been the sheer options when it comes to hardware.Adidas Performance BB6038 Womens Supernova W Running shoes- Choose SZ color.,.
Aetrex Womens Sneaker- Pick SZ color.,.
Looking into 2019, I'm excited that the Surface Book 3 might arrive, and about newer technology Adidas CF Qtflex W DA9528 black halfshoes,
ADIDAS WOMENS DEERUPT SZ 10 CHALK blueE CORE BLACK CQ2912,
Adidas Metro Attitude Hi Top Size 7 Womens Green Jeremy Scott Sneakers RARE,.
Adidas Originals NMD R1 ® ( Men Size UK 7 & 12 ) Sporty bluee Navy White BY2505,.Adidas Tubular Shadow BB8871 PINK Womens Size 8,.
Adidas Originals Frauen Sneaker I-5923 Weinred D97352,.
Adidas Performance Women's PureBOOST Xpose Running shoes Size 5 to 10 us BB6097,
Adidas Outdoor Terrex AX2R Mid GTX Black Ash Green Women's Hiking shoes,
Adidas Originals Tubular Shadow Running shoes BY9740 Raw pink Pink Womens Sz 10,.Adidas Terrex Choleah Women Winter Sports shoes New bluee US7 38.5,.
Netflix on the plane without a separate iPad just for that? Yup, you can even sync stuff offline.Adidas Originals Womens Amberlight Trainers shoes Hi tops size UK 6.5 NEW,.
There still remains a dearth of inspiring apps like you might see on the other side, but it's been ADIDAS BY STELLA MCCARTNEY WOMEN'S SHOES TRAINERS SNEAKERS NEW ULTRABOOST 4F9, since something genuinely new arrived on macOS as well. I'd argue most of the 'great' Mac apps have either stagnated, or just disappeared entirely, and the gap is not as bad as you’d think.
What Adidas Originals Deerupt Runner Women's ® (Size UK 4 EU 36.5) White Black Pink, feel like a missed opportunity is Microsoft pulling some of the flagship iPad-first apps onto Windows. Apps like Adidas Eqt Racing Adv Womens Style By9798 Black Womens Size 5, Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 White Black Red CP9654 Size UK 4.5 EU 37.5,ADIDAS x Wings + Horns NMD R2 PRIMEKNIT CORE BLACK SNEAKER SCHUHE,, and I’m sad that they don’t seem to be actively targeting those popular apps.
Aerosoles Women's Inevitable Ankle Bootie, Black Leather, Size 6.5 U9eh,.American Rag Frauen Kallie Pumps rund Fashion Stiefel,.
Adidas Sneaker VL Court 2.0 F35129 pink pink,.Anfibio women shoes Stivaletti Tacco Alto Tronchetto Ecopelle Lacci Cerniera,Adidas Stan Smith Peach Originals. Uk Size 6.5. Brand New In Box. Unisex,.
Adidas Prophere Womens Style Ac8509 CBLACK,CBLACK,SOLRED Womens Size 6.5,
Bash on Windows is generally great, but a performance issue emerged at some point that causes slowdowns on common tasks like
Adidas Neo Discomove Fleurs Baskets en Toile Multicolor pink shoes 40, or large commits. It’s related to Windows Defender, ASH DAMEN TURNSCHUHE FREIZEITSCHUHE SNEAKER CASUAL ART. VITO FW18-V-126345-001,Adidas Crazy Train Elite Boost Women Training Running shoes BA7973 Black Size 6.5,.
This has been a known issue for months, with Adidas Superstar shoes pour Femme Retro Classique Baskets white Cyber,ADIDAS ORIGINALS ZX FLUX ADV Verve Ladies Purple,... and frustratingly, Microsoft has largely ignored it—only providing excuses for the problem and promising to look into it at some point in the future. AM668 ISHIKAWA shoes whiteo grey gamuza cuero women botines EU 36,EU 37,Ariat Fatbaby Womens Cowboy Boots Size 7.5 B Pink Faux Ostrich leather 14713,, Adidas Originals - GAZELLE OG W- SCARPA CASUAL - art. S81336-C,Adidas NMD R2 W Core White BY2245 Women's,, 19H1.
Adidas Originals Superstar CG5462 SIZE UK 5,.
Adidas D96703 Women Superstar Slip on Casual shoes black sneakers,
Adidas Unisex By JEREMY SCOTT P-SOLE Sneaker , Q23655 , Neu in Karton,
Aerosoles Womens Boot West Side Over The Knee Boot Taupe Brown Suede Size 7,.ADIDAS Originals Deerupt Runner Women's Size 8 (7mens) New Sneakers bluee black,.
Adidas Eqt Racing Adv W Womens CP9678 GRETWO,GRETWO,CBLACK Womens Size 9.5,.
Asfvlt sneakers Area Low panna nimbus cloud con logo a vista,.Adidas Supernova ST Boost Womens Premium Running shoes Big Sizes Coral,.
Adidas Originals Superstar 80s Women’s shoes Snake Effect BY9075 White Size 7.5,.
ADIDAS WOMEN'S ORIGINALS SAMBApink SHOES AQ1134 WHITE GUM BLACK,AJ05 BEVERLY HILLS POLO CLUB schuhe blue grey wildleder damen sneakers EU 36,EU,Adidas Eqt Support Rf Womens Black White Suede & Mesh Fashion Trainers,Adidas Women's Ultraboost X Grey Primeknit US6.5 BB3434,Adidas Tubular Viral 2 BY2122 PINK Womens Size 7.5,Adidas UltraBOOST X All Terrain shoes Women's Size 8 New Without Box BY8925,Adidas NMD R1 Pink Primeknit Size 6,Armani Jeans women's floral pattern running shoes size 7.5UK(41EU),Adidas shoes Women Sneakers White 97944 BDT ORIGINAL,.
Adidas Originals ZX Flux Women's Classic Casual Gym Fitness Trainers Green,.Air Jordan Retro 11 ( Bred 11) Gradeschool,.
Microsoft needs to lead, not just play it safe.
Adidas New Black bluee Pink Woman's Running shoes Athletic Cross Fit Sneakers 6.5,
One area that seems to be ignored entirely is the taskbar.Adidas Ultra Boost ST Athletic Running AF6524 Grey Purple Glow Women shoes Sz 10,.
Air Jordan Chris Paul CP 317763-109 (White Stealth-orange Peel) Women's USA 7.5,.
For search in the forthcoming 19H1 update, the same could be said. Microsoft separated it from the Cortana assistant functionality—a wise move—but left it orphaned, floating, and just Adidas Womens Solar Boost Running shoes Trainers Sneakers Black Sports, in general. Why can't this search bar be thought of in an entirely new way?
Adidas Originals Tubular Defiant Primeknit Black Doom Nova S79864 Size 10 Boost,... at least make it feel consistent?
ADIDAS WOMEN'S ORIGINALS EQUIPMENT ADV KNIT RUNNING SHOES PURPLE SZ 7.5 110,
Like all things in technology, there's good and bad to your choices of software.ADIDAS Springblade Razor White Silver Purple Running shoes NEW Womens Size 9,.
Adidas Springblade Nanaya AQ5247 green halfshoes,.
ASH GIRLS DEAN gold BEIGE SUEDE MID TOP WEDGE SNEAKERS SHOES 4 35M NEW,.Amblers Safety FS23 Unisex Mens Womens Ladies S3 Steel Toe Safety Trainers Black,.
If you're considering making the jump but aren't sure yet, ask away in the comments. I'm happy to share, very transparently, what types of problems you might run into when you switch, or if you'll love it as much as I do. To see what hardware is worth buying, check out my 2019 laptop guide here.