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. NIB Valentino Rockstud Pink Sequin Ankle T Strap Classic Sandal Heel Pump 37,, 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.
Women's Spring Stiletto High Heel Pointed Pumps Bowknot Rhinestone Hot shoes D95,
Women's Europe Thick Heel Pointed Toe Solid shoes Lace Up Slip Resistant Casual,.
Womens Trendy Sexy Black Pointy Toe Hollow Out Slim High Heels Party shoes Size,
- 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. Women's Embroidery Rhonestones Buckle Strap loafers Moccasins shoes floral,
- WSKEISP Womens Low Block Heel Chunky Pumps shoes, Slip on Square Toe Flats,
- Control Panel is finally almost entirely unified within the 'modern' experience
- Stuart Weitzman mary jane shoes heels black High Heel Pumps rhinestone shoe 8 B,
- 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!
Womens Elegant Ball Mid Heels Pointed Toes Slip On Comfort shoes Leather Solid,
Sexy Silver Women Crystal Tassels Block Chunky Heels Pumps Wedding Sandal shoes,
I'm still really satisfied with the WSL/Bash setup, which has really come into its own.VTG MAUD FRIZON SHOES HEELS IN PINK W WHITE LEATHER RUFFLES SZ 35 1 2 B,.
Luca Grossi 086a Black Leather Studded Loafers Comfort shoes 40 US 10,. A few tools might be a bit broken, or unsupported, such as things like Grunt's watchers.
VALENTINO ROCKSTUD NUDE LACE BALLERINA FLAT SHOES 35 4.5 545,. Authentic Tory Burch Spark gold Laila Ballet Flats 7.5 Barely Worn Sold Out,.
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.
Munro Yacht Slip On Coconut Women's Sneaker Sz 8.5WW 1245,NINA NEW YORK Regina Women's Size 8.5 Silver Slingback,Women's Brogue wing tip carved lace up wedge heel creeper shoes Platform breath, Munro Alison Navy Kid shoes US 11 WW(EE) Wide M210491 New, Womens 18cm Stiletto Nightclub White shoes High Heels Sexy Pointed Toe shoes hot,Stubbs Wootton Flats Round Toe Slippers Loafers With Barbed Wire Detail Size 10,Salvatore Ferragamo Women's Black Leather Pump Low Heel shoes 9.5 AA,.
Tory Burch 32458 Blossom Ballerina Ballet Flats 7916 Black Leather Size 6.5,.
Womens Gladiator Slingbacks Chunky Heels Lace Up Open Toe Sandals Ankle Boots,.Velvet Embroidery Bee Round Toe Block Crystal Heel Backless Mules Slippers shoes,.
WSL is genuinely exciting, and continues to be a reason to jump across, if you're a developer. Hadene Boots Faux Lace-ups Size 7 Brown,.
Womens shoes High Heel Pointed Leather Toe Synthesis Slip On Nightclub Party,Women's Hot Pink High heels Stilettos Pointed toe Strappy Hollow Out Pumps SHoes,
Munro Women's Black Leather Ramie Loafer 7335 Size 11M,
Oxford Womens Grace Pointy Toe Slip On Pearl Bead Low Heels Casual Pumps shoes,.
Women Suede Leather Slip On Naked Loafers Moccasin Gommino Driving Flats shoes,.
Women Pointed Toe Leather British Style Chunky Heels Pull on Casual shoes New,
SALVATORE FERRAGAMO shoes Slip on LOAFERS Green Suede Women's 5.5 36 C Wide 595,.
Paul Green Women's Metallic Slip On Leather Flats Sz 3.5UK 5013,.NIB GARMENT PROJECT CLASSIC VELCRO SNEAKERS nude Leather Women's SIZE US 6, 36,.
NEW Sole Society Women's 'Zoey' gold leather Platform Stiletto Sz 5 1 2B 5 heel,
Marc Fisher Womens Sydney2 DK Natural Animal Print Pumps shoes 5.5 MED DISPLAY,.
Women's Ara Black Suede Slingback Med Heel Pointed Pumps Size US 9 UK 6.5 EU 40,Women pure color chunky Heels Lace Up Formal Leather Oxfords square toe shoes,, pinkgold BROWN SUEDE LEATHER SNAKESKIN PLATFORM PANA 4-1 2 HEEL SZ 40 10M NWT,Naturalizer Carmina brown leather textile buckle slingback sandal wedges Sz 8.5M,NIB Christian Louboutin Rosie 120 Red gold Criss Cross Strap Sandal Heel Pump 39,.
No more waiting around for "just a few more minutes" for...an hour... while the machine updates.
Stylish womens pointy toe high block heel shoes platform ankle strap chain decor,
Women Spring Loafers Wedge Heels Elastic Slip On Bow Knot Rhinestones Pumps New,.Women Hee Stilettos Party Faux Leather Mixed color Pointy Toe Fashion Pumps shoes,White House Black Market Size 6 M Peeptoe AUDRINA Heels Pumps Leather Slingback, third-party keyboard layout that essentially delivers the Mac character set on Windows, making my life a whole lot easier.
Women Bee Leather Rhinestone Bowknot Pointy Toe Low Heel Court Slip on shoes New,
One of the best things about switching has just been the sheer options when it comes to hardware.New Womens Faux Suede Open Toe Stiletto Heel Hollow Out Lace Up Roma Party shoes,.
SAM EDELMAN shoes Black Leather & Suede Size 7M UK 5 MB 220,.
Looking into 2019, I'm excited that the Surface Book 3 might arrive, and about newer technology Women High Heel Pointy Toe Pumps Ankle Strap Prom Party shoes Patent Leather Hot,
Womens Super Sexy Bowknot Slingback High Heel Pumps Pointed Toe Stiletto shoes,
NIB Valentino Rockstud bluee Butterfly Denim Ankle Wrap Espadrille Flat 35 945,.
Womens Slingback Strap Slim High Heels Pointed Toe Pumps Rhinestone shoes US4-10,.NIB Christian Louboutin Donaflor 100 Black Velvet Figue Sandal Mule Heel Pump 36,.
Sam Edelman Rivers Women's Pink Magenta Pointed Toe Flats Sz 8M 8440,.
New VANELi Womens Alleen Black Suede Pumps Size 7 1 2S,
Paul Green Munchen Tall Stretch Nylon Black High Boots Size 6.5 Austria Handmade,
Pink Silk Pointy Toe Clear Ankle Strap Ladies Women Stilettos Prom Bridal shoes,.Ladies Sexy high Heel Party Causal shoes Tassels Pointed Toe Ankle Strap buckle,.
Netflix on the plane without a separate iPad just for that? Yup, you can even sync stuff offline.Womens 20cm Heels Stilettos Ankle Strap Costume Platform shoes Buckle Zsell,.
There still remains a dearth of inspiring apps like you might see on the other side, but it's been Style & Co. New Womens Hunter Black Heels 10 M shoes, 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 NIB Christian Louboutin Colankle 120 Black Leather Sandal Pump Heels 35.5 1045, feel like a missed opportunity is Microsoft pulling some of the flagship iPad-first apps onto Windows. Apps like Made in Italia Platform Pumps green Suede & Patent Size 37 us 6 new, Womens Ladies Stiletto Pointy Toe Floral Slip On shoes Pumps High Heels Sequins,STUART WEITZMAN Silver gold Metallic Shimmering Pumps Heels Size 8M, Excellent,, and I’m sad that they don’t seem to be actively targeting those popular apps.
Womens High Heels Leather Pointy Toe Stilettos Pull On Bling Bling shoes Pumps,.LEDER HOHE PUMPS 1969 ITALY DAMEN LUXUS SCHUHE Z43 BEST LEATHER HIGH HEELS 36,.
Women's Canvas Wedge Heels Open Toe High Top Sneaker Sandal shoes Plus sz mgic,.Luca Grossi C649M loafers miro bianco promotion,Via Spiga Sz 6 M Larky Cream Pailletes Wedge Sandals Espadrille shoes Strap New,.
Womens Stilettos Pumps Platform Open Toe Flower Slingback Sandals shoes Muk15,
Bash on Windows is generally great, but a performance issue emerged at some point that causes slowdowns on common tasks like
Women Summer Sandal Buckle Open Toe Block Heel Hot Sale Rhinestone Shiny shoes, or large commits. It’s related to Windows Defender, Womens Hollow Out Pointy Toe Block Heel Pumps Leather Back Zipper Casual shoes,Ralph Lauren Purple Label Collection Size 8 Open Toe Heels Ralph Lauren Size 8,.
This has been a known issue for months, with Sam Edelman Patti Sandal, Women's, Size 9 W, gold,NEU HOHE PLATEAU HIGH SEXY HEELS O93 DAMEN PUMPS LUXUS SCHUHE SANDALEN 35,... 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. Womens Block High Heel Shiny Leather Lace Up Rhinestone Oxfords Spring shoes Hot,Ladies Salvatore Ferragamo Boutique Brown Suede & Croc Flats US size 6.5 B,, Women's Pointed Toe Studs Black Real Leather Costume Made Stilettos shoes Heels,Women's flat suede round toe slip on comfort metallic loafer shoes,, 19H1.
Women's Leather Ankle Strap Midi Chunky Heels Pointed Toe Mules shoes Sandals,.
Womens Fashion Rivets Decor Pointy Toe Clubwear Med Slim Heels Ankle Buckle Pump,
L.K. Bennett Kitten Heel Ankle Strap Pumps Size 38.5 Spain 8 US Suede Career,
Lucky Brand Rezdah Ivory Natural Lace Platform Wedge Sandal - MSRP 99,.Plus Size Vintage womens oxfords chunky heels retro British Style Pumps Date Hot,.
Women's Mesh Square Toe Creeper SHoes Lace Up Embroidery Floral Breathable SIZE,.
Sexy Womens Stiletto High Heel Platform Nightclub Platform Party shoes Pump New,.Mephisto Lace Up Leather Sneaker Black Women Sz 7 2836,.
Womens Fashion Satin Pointy Toe Slip on 13cm Heels Pump Party shoes Plus US9-13.5,.
Plateau Sandalette SKY-309 - pink gold,Retro Womens Grids Lolita Round Toe Pumps 15CM High Heels Mary Janes Court shoes, Sensitive FINN COMFORT 10 US, (7.5 UK),womens Baden Style Biege P-W-57,NIB Christian Louboutin Pigamule 120 White Pink Floral Mule Sandal Heel Pump 42,Summer Womens Open Toe Med Block Heels Leather Ankle Strappy Sandals Slingbacks,MANOLO BLAHNIK PATENT LEATHER BUTTERFLOP OPEN TOE CUT-OUT D’ORSAY PUMPS 36.5,Stuart Weitzman 8 M Nude Leather Peep Toe Pumps,Marc Fisher shoes Size 8 M Womens New Sprite2 Black Open Toe Strappy Heels,Lady Womens patent leather Europe Ankle Strap High Heels 20cm shoes Platform New,.
Sesto Meucci Mela Perforated Loafer - Women's Size 8.5M, Brown,.Walking Cradles Tigress Heels - Women's Size 10WW, Black,.
Microsoft needs to lead, not just play it safe.
MUNRO - CRUISE GREIGE WOVEN FABRIC SNEAKER SZ 8.5, RETAIL 192,
One area that seems to be ignored entirely is the taskbar.NEW Women's Hot Kiss Korrie - WAS 50 - size 10 Pink Floral espadrille heel,.
Women's Fashion Leather Round Toe Wedge Heels Ankle Buckle shoes Pumps 2 colors,.
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 New Sam Edelman Suede Pumps Sz 8M bluee High Heel Pointed Toe Stiletto, in general. Why can't this search bar be thought of in an entirely new way?
NIB - JUST FABULOUS 'ABBIE' Women's Burgundy Velvet OVER THE KNEE BOOTS - 7.5,... at least make it feel consistent?
NEW NIB NAPOLEONI Black White Italian Leather Tassel Platform Loafers EU38 ITALY,
Like all things in technology, there's good and bad to your choices of software.SAM EDELMAN - ADELIA BLACK SUEDE BOOTIE HEEL SZ 8.5, RETAIL 248,.
Walter Steiger Women's Wood Heel Pumps Size 8 B Leather Career Lacquered,.
Womens Pointed Toe Slip On Block Very High Heels OL shoes Faux Suede 8.5CM Heels,.ORIGINAL NEU 1969 ITALY LUXUS HOHE LEDER PUMPS PLATEAU X37 LEATHER HIGH HEELS 37,.
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.