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. SHEEGO WIDE COSY LINED LEATHER ANKLE BOOTS UK 6 BNIB,, 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.
SAUCONY ORIGINALS SHADOW ORIGINAL W shoes FREE TIME women 1108 677,
Salomon Women's XR Mission Trail Running shoes,Score bluee Very Purple Pop Green,7,.
shoes women APEPAZZA SANDALO MOD. VALERIE IN SUEDE red CORDA DS18AP16,
- 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. Skechers 12773 BKCC maat pointure size 37,
- Skechers Breathe Easy Just Relax, Slippers Sneaker Woman,
- Control Panel is finally almost entirely unified within the 'modern' experience
- Saucony Grid Omni Walker Wide Black 5261-2 Women's SZ 6 Wide,
- 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!
shoes Empire-Take Charge Skechers Black Women,
shoes Adidas Originals STAN SMITH W SHOES 36-37-42-44,
I'm still really satisfied with the WSL/Bash setup, which has really come into its own.Reebok Women's Print Prime Runner Sneaker, White Steel, 8 M US,.
shoes PRADA LUSSO 3E5534 ROYAL NUOVE 40 40,5 UK 7,. A few tools might be a bit broken, or unsupported, such as things like Grunt's watchers.
Skechers Go Walk Lite-ISLA Grey White Women Casual Slip On Boat shoes 15433GRY,.Reebok Womens Bd5129 Fitness shoes 5 UK,.
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.
Reebok Women's CL Nylon MH Fashion Sneaker - Choose SZ color,Ros Hommerson Women's Chelsea Pewter Leather Mary Janes,SHOE SAUCONY S15269-19 GREEN IDEAL IDEAL, SKECHERS CHAUSSURE VIEILLE ÉCOLE LTH MEMORY - BLK - 39 (191665562153), shoes GUESS Woman BIANCO FLTIF1LAC12-WHI,SeaVees Women's Huntington Middie shoes Greyboard Suede Size 7 New,Reebok R Crossfit Nano 7 0 119,.
RYKA Women's Hydro Sport Water shoes Cross-Training shoes, Black Berry Chrome,.
Salomon Kaina Mid CS Women's Deep bluee Slatebluee Winter Boots 7M,.shoes CONVERSE women Sneakers black Tessuto 559941C,.
WSL is genuinely exciting, and continues to be a reason to jump across, if you're a developer.Reebok Womens Size 6 White Silver High Top Athletic Sneakers RB905PVN 32-J12934,.
shoes CONVERSE Woman Sneakers green Suede 161540C,ROMIKA Gabriele 05, Sneakers woman fashion,
REGATTA WOMEN'S GREY LEATHER TEXTILE LACE UP ANKLE BOOTS SIZE UK 6 EU 39 VGC,
Rieker L0561 women bajo - Top, Zapatillas Bajas women,.
Saucony Womens Ride 10 Running shoes bluee (Purple bluee Citron) 4 UK,.
shoes CONVERSE women Sneakers BIANCO red Tessuto 1V831D,
S.Oliver Women's 27100 Mules Red (Bordeaux) 6 UK,.
Rivets Material Ankle Boots Button Square Heels Round Toe Platform,.shoes DIADORA HERITAGE women SNEAKERS TRENDY BORDEAUX Pelle naturale,Scamoscia,.
ROSHE ONE KNIT WOMAN SIZE 6.0 CASUAL NEW RARE COMFORTABLE,
SKECHERS 833 Skechers Womens Double up - Shimmer Shaker B (M),.
Reebok Women's Aztec Nude NBK Trainers Pink (pink Cloud White 0) 6 UK,Skechers Go Step Lite Sneakers Ladies Runners Laces Fastened Ventilated Padded,, Saucony Women's Triumph Iso 4 Running shoes, Fog Grey Purple, 6.5 B US,Sexy Zwart Rood Over de knie Dij Hoge hak stilet Platform Uitrekken Laarzen,Report Women's Zendaya Gladiator Sandal - Choose SZ color,.
No more waiting around for "just a few more minutes" for...an hour... while the machine updates.
Rocket Dog Womens UK Size 6 Brown Winter Boots,
Ryka Women's Influence 2.5 Cross Trainer Grey Teal 7.5 W US - FREE 2 Day Ship,.Rockport Womens Walkability Truwalk Zero Mary Jane Sandal shoes Size 8.5 NIB,Salomon Women's X-Mission 3W Trail Running shoes 5.5 M US, third-party keyboard layout that essentially delivers the Mac character set on Windows, making my life a whole lot easier.
Sam Edelman zip up boots with high heel,
One of the best things about switching has just been the sheer options when it comes to hardware.Skechers GO Walk 2 , basket femme,.
Rock And Republic Studded Lug Boot size 5 35,.
Looking into 2019, I'm excited that the Surface Book 3 might arrive, and about newer technology Roxy Womens North Shore Sneaker- Pick SZ color.,
shoes Skechers EZ Flex 3.0 Estrella 23412 blk Womens Black Trainers Memory Foam,
Reebok Women's Print Run 2.0 shoes, Black Polar bluee Pewter, 8.5 M US,.
Saucony Women's Xodus ISO 2 Running shoes, Grey bluee, 10.5 B US,.SALE. Aldo Miola Women's NWB Tall Riding Black Boots. Sz 8. golden Accent. 120.,.
Saucony Peregrine 7 Womens Running shoes - bluee,.
Rieker Womens M3553 Trainers, White SilverWeiss 90, 6 UK,
Saucony Womens Sz 8 Power Grid Guide 8 Running Workout shoes S10256 NWOB Purple,
Skechers Breathe Easy Well Versed Black Slip On shoes,.Rockport Ashley Mid Boot Womans Boot, Black, Size 9,.
Netflix on the plane without a separate iPad just for that? Yup, you can even sync stuff offline.SALE Clarks Mimic Diva Khaki Suede Leather Leather Casual Flat Boots,.
There still remains a dearth of inspiring apps like you might see on the other side, but it's been Skechers Active Breathe Easy Good Luck shoes Womens Memory Foam Trainers UK3-8, 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 Roberto Cavalli Women Red Floral Embellished High Top Sneakers Sz40 US10RTL 795, feel like a missed opportunity is Microsoft pulling some of the flagship iPad-first apps onto Windows. Apps like pink Petals by Walking Cradles Women's Dani Pump Black Leather Comfort shoes, Rieker Women's 51611 Hi-Top Trainers Black (Graphit black 45) 6.5 UK,Reebok WH7-Instapump_Fury_OB_134 sneaker pour femme - coleur fuchsia FR,, and I’m sad that they don’t seem to be actively targeting those popular apps.
Skechers Go Walk 4 Ladies Trainers UK 7 US 10 EUR 40 CM 27 REF 6078,.SAM EDELMAN Louie Cognac Grey Suede Fringe Booties Ankle Boots 8 8.5 Fold,.
Reebok Womens Princess Classic Low Top Lace Up Running Sneaker, White, Size 7.0,.shoes EUREKA Woman Sneakers Trendy black FLS8568,shoes womenTONY WILD SNEAKER PELLE CANNA DI FUCILE GLITTER LAMINATO D18TW15,.
Salomon Womens Cross Training shoes Size 8.5,
Bash on Windows is generally great, but a performance issue emerged at some point that causes slowdowns on common tasks like
Reebok Women shoes Zpump Fusion TR Size 7.5, or large commits. It’s related to Windows Defender, Skechers Bobs Squad Tough 32504BBK black halfshoes,Size 11 Women's shoes Lot,.
This has been a known issue for months, with Rocket Dog Billie Boot Ladies Military Boots,Reebok Women's Astro Flex & Fold Walking shoes,... 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. SANTONI SCHUHWERK FRAU TURNSCHUHE LEDER+PELZ brown - C086,shoes Unisex Kappa CASERTA 3025WK0 F96 White Mode Fashion Sneaker Casual Free,, Skechers Gratis - Light Heart Athletic Women's shoes Size,SCARPA women SABELT art. E000060 mod. 103 PLUS W - SUEDE COTTON,, 19H1.
Saucony Bullet Athletic Women's shoes Size,.
shoes ADIDAS Woman BIANCO Natural leather,Rubber S75851D,
Skechers 12775 BLK Flex Apeal 2.0 Newsmaker Womens Runners Joggers,
Sam Edelman Women's Loraine Loafer Flat,.shoes PRADA LUSSO 3E6202 PLATINO NUOVE 37 37,5,.
shoes high-top sneakers fabric way JEANS purple PEPE JEANS T 39,.
Skechers Bobs Squad-Awesome Sauce, Frau Turnschuhe,.Skechers Go Walk 4-Exceed, Baskets Basses Femme,.
Saucony Havok XC Running shoes - Women's Size 5.5 - Black,.
shoes DIADORA 2.0 women SNEAKERS grey 17094901-C4784,RF ROOM OF FASHION Wide Calf Women's Stretchy Over The Knee Slouchy Boots Cam...,SAUCONY ORIGINALS SCARPA JAZZ O' - purple - 6 --37 (884547853677),Saucony P19us shoes woman sneaker low S60450-4 JAZZ ORIGINAL TRIPLE,Sesto Meucci Women's Evonne Peep-Toe Slip-On Black Nabuk Open Toe shoes,Sam Edelman Case Ankle Booties Velvet bluee Size 8 Block Heel Zipper,Saucony Womens Bullet Navy Running shoes Size 7.5 (204700),RYKA Women's Devotion Plus Walking shoes - Choose SZ color,Regatta Womens Ladies Ly Marine Mid Suede Leather Light Ankle Boots (RG3756),.
Saucony Women's Grid ProCyon 4 Running shoes White Navy Size 6 - NIB,.Rieker Djerba-Boccia shoes Women's Boots Boots Half-shoes Black Y0768-00,.
Microsoft needs to lead, not just play it safe.
Shelly Londres black Shelly 1,
One area that seems to be ignored entirely is the taskbar.Salomon Women's Speedcross PRO 2 W Trail Running shoes,.
Salomon Women's XA Lite GTX Trail Running shoes, Waterproof 6.5 UK .,.
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 shoes blueER women Sneakers Trendy BORDEAUX Cavallino,Laminato 6FWOCUPTOE-BDXS, in general. Why can't this search bar be thought of in an entirely new way?
Saucony S10346 20 Triumph Iso 3 Black Women's Running shoes,... at least make it feel consistent?
shoes ADIDAS Woman Sneakers grey Fabric,PU BB6894,
Like all things in technology, there's good and bad to your choices of software.Saucony Women's Cortana 3 Running shoes,White bluee Pink,5 M US,.
Reebok Women's Work N Cushion KC Walking shoes,.
SCHOENEN VROUW ADIDAS FALCON W BB9175,.Saucony Liberty ISO Womens Running shoes - bluee,.
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.