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. Women's Pointed Toe Ankle Strap Solid Causual Summer Sandals shoes Fashion New,, 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.
NEW Lucky Brand Ivory Macrame Rope Wedge Sandals 9.5 M Casual,
Runway Womens Stiletto Heel High Pointy Toe Sandals Pumps Party White shoes Sz,.
Massimo Matteo Pointy Toe 17 Heels - Women's Size 8.5 M - Nude,
- 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. NEW Jeffrey Campbell Sinaloa Strappy Block Heels Size 7.5 & 8.5 Peach Suede,
- Stuart Weitzman Black Heels Size 6.5 Stuart Weitzman Black Heels Size 6.5,
- Control Panel is finally almost entirely unified within the 'modern' experience
- Steve Madden Stecy Patent Leather Nude Ankle Strap Sandal Heels Sz 8M 5053,
- 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!
Women's Slip On Open Toe Slingbacks Leather Transparent Chunky Heel shoes Haihk,
VIONIC Women's Splendid Midi Slip-on Ladies Sneaker Grey Holiday - Size 8.5 M,
I'm still really satisfied with the WSL/Bash setup, which has really come into its own.Jessica Simpson Size 8 Honey Brown Leather Sandals Heels New Womens shoes,.
Women Spring Hollow High Wedge Real Leather Leisure shoes Buckle Ankle Strap New,. A few tools might be a bit broken, or unsupported, such as things like Grunt's watchers.
Womens Classic High Heel Genuine Suede Platform Stiletto Scorpion Open Toe shoes,.Ladies gold Diamond rivets Roman Stilettos Peep Toe High Top Nightclub shoes Hot,.
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.
Womens Suede Hollow out Mid calf boots lace up summer lock heel fashion shoes sz,Munro Yacht Slip On Red Women's Sneaker Sz 8WW 3797,Nine West Women's iSpy Synthetic Wedge Pump, Black, 8 M US, PRADA Vintage Mary Jane Taupe Black Pumps Size 38.5, Womens Pointed Toe Buckle Stiletto Heel Slip On Solid Single shoes Occident News,Womens Wedge Mid Heel Lace Up Leather Round Toe shoes Pumps Slip On Casual Pumps,Rhinestone Womens Sexy Pointy Toe Stiletto Ornament Fashion Autumn Sandals shoes,.
Womens High Stiletto Heels Sandals Bowknot Wedding Party shoes Open Toe shoes sz,.
Women's shoes Korean Wedge High Heels Buckle Sandals Muffin Sole Overlapping New,.Women Open Toe High Heel Grommet Ankle Wrap Sandals Summer Dress Stiletto shoes,.
WSL is genuinely exciting, and continues to be a reason to jump across, if you're a developer.Women's Noble Warm Sweet Wedding Real Feather Long Fur Cape Bridal Cloak mgic,.
New Womens Flat Heel Rhinestones Pointed Toe Slip On Loafers shoes Pull On Top,Tory Burch Women's Sedgewick Ballet Flat Brook,
US SIZE Women Rhinestones Pointed Toe Rainbow Stilettos High Heel Slingback shoes,
black HOHE PUMPS DAMEN SCHUHE LACK NIETEN STILETTO U85 ELEGANT HIGH HEELS 37,.
Women Yellow Super High Heel Wedge shoes Platform Open Toe Nightclub Pumps Heels,.
Women's pointed toe pumps slip on cow leather block low heels bow shoes US4.5-8,
Promotion Hispanitas Anissed pumps promotion f rio soho black,.
New Jeffrey Campbell Anthropologie Bitsie Suede Nubuck Block Heel shoes 8 W Box,.Womens Patent Leather 22CM Super High Heels Sandals Cross Strappy Queen shoes SZ,.
Salvatore Ferragamo Brown Suede Leather Bootie Pumps 8 AA,
J CREW COLLECTION ACADEMY LOAFERS IN CALF HAIR BROWNS SIZE 8 G8985,.
NIB Christian Louboutin Pigalle Follies 100 Black Grey Fusain Camo Pump Heel 35,Stylish Womens Pointy Toe Mid Kitten Heel Pump shoes Cut Out Slip On Leather Sz,, Women's Mezlan Red Leather Penny Loafers Size 10 M,Katy Perry Black Caitlin Retro Rubik’s Cube Heels 8M NEW,Womens Multicolor Popular Mid Special Heel Block Elastic Fabric Boots shoes 2019,.
No more waiting around for "just a few more minutes" for...an hour... while the machine updates.
Korea Style Womens Rhinestones Peep Toe Summer Sandals Wedge Heels Platform shoes,
NIB Christian Louboutin Jonatina 100 Opal PVC Ankle Strap Sandal Heel Pump 37,.Tory Burch Chelsea ballet flat stitched fire orange shoe 8 logo leather reva,New Aquatalia ZAIRA Women 10.5 Perforated Leather Oxford SlipOn BLACK 450, third-party keyboard layout that essentially delivers the Mac character set on Windows, making my life a whole lot easier.
Occident sexy high block heels hollow ankle boots oopen toe platform sandals,
One of the best things about switching has just been the sheer options when it comes to hardware.Womens Rivet Spike Evening Party Buckle Stilettos High Heel shoes Uk Sz35-45,.
Sexy Womens Transparent Block High Heels Party Sandals Ankle Strappy Pumps shoes,.
Looking into 2019, I'm excited that the Surface Book 3 might arrive, and about newer technology Nine West Women's Enyo Suede Heeled Sandal,
NIB Christian Louboutin Kadreyana 100 White Leather Caged Strappy Pump Heel 36,
Womens Mid Calf Boot Clear transparent High Block Heel Zip Leather Summer shoesX,.
Sexy Womens Oxford Peep Toe Bling Seqins Fashion High heel shoes Uk Sz35-47,.Women Cole Haan Flats Tali Bow Grey Velvet Ballet Flats NEW Authentic,.
Womens Pointy Toe Mid Chunky Block Heel Slingbacks Pumps shoes Patent Leather ha,.
Women Pumps Pointed Toe Block high Strange Heel shoes Clubwear Leather Slip On,
Ladies Pu Leather Hollow Out Stiletto High Heel Summer shoes Peep Toe Sandal New,
Women Peep Toe Pieced Cross Strappy Tassel Stilettos Suede Fashion Pump shoes,.VIA SPIGA RED PATENT Perforated Mod Penny Loafer LEATHER Pumps Heels SHOES 7M,.
Netflix on the plane without a separate iPad just for that? Yup, you can even sync stuff offline.SERGIO ROSSI - PUZZLE BLACK AND WHITE CAGED SANDAL BOOTIE SZ 8.5, RETAIL 975,.
There still remains a dearth of inspiring apps like you might see on the other side, but it's been Munro American Size 5 Wide JERRIE Wine Suede Flats Loafers New Womens 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 Womens Contrast color Pointy Toe Ankle Strap Stiletto High Heel shoes Size Ths01, feel like a missed opportunity is Microsoft pulling some of the flagship iPad-first apps onto Windows. Apps like Women's Transparent Rhinestones Slingbacks Sandals Sexy High Heel Open Toe shoes, Valentino Rockstud Red Tonal Stud Classic Ankle Strap Sandal Kitten Heel Pump 36,Womens Star Black Pumps Slip on Warm Thick Heel Platform Wedge Fashion shoes Sz,, and I’m sad that they don’t seem to be actively targeting those popular apps.
Women's shoes CHARLES By Charles David APT Peep-Toe Platform Laser Cutout BLACK,.Miz Mooz Moonlight Heels - Women's Size 7.5 8 - Black NEW,.
Hadene Boots Faux Lace-ups Size 7 Brown,.Just Cavalli Women's Sparkle Pointy Toe High Heel Pumps shoes US 9 IT 39,Womens Pumps Sandals Rhinestones High Stilettos Heels Open Toes shoes Suede Hot,.
Tory Burch Caroline Black Patent gold Logo Wedge shoes Size 9.5,
Bash on Windows is generally great, but a performance issue emerged at some point that causes slowdowns on common tasks like
Womens Open toe Clear Transparent PVC High Wedge Heel Slippers shoes Sandals HOT, or large commits. It’s related to Windows Defender, Robert Clergerie Pink Metallic Patos Almond Toe Woven Platform Wedges Size 7.5,Womens High Stiletto Heels Pumps Party Kitten shoes Pointy Toe Slip On Party Club,.
This has been a known issue for months, with Steve Madden Smokin Ankle Strap Sandal Heel Sz 7.5M 4372,PRADA NUDE PATENT LEATHER PLATFORM PUMP SHOES 38.5 8.5 750,... 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. NIB Christian Louboutin Pigalle Follies 100 bluee Positano Satin Heel Pump 38.5,Te Casan Natalie Portman gold Vegan Strap Heels,, Onlymaker Womens Sexy Heeled Stiletto Peep Toe Slip On Platform Party Club Pumps,Tory Burch Eddie fig plum suede ballet shoe flat 6.5 6 1 2 New purple wine,, 19H1.
Women's Chunky Heel Strappy Wrap Around High or Low Formal Sandals Kekona-05,.
Women's Square Toe Buckle Low Block Heel shoes Spring Summer Rhinestone Sweet,
Tory Burch Ballet Flats 7 Beige Brown Snakeskin Silver Logo Round Toe 1008,
NEW Anthropologie Hudson London Arianna Silver Leather Loafers Size 40,.NEW BCBGMaxazria Women's Metallic Sandal Ankle Strap shoes gold Platinum Size 9,.
Womens Patent Leather Peep Toe Sexy Ankle Strap Stilettos High Heel shoes,.
Occident women's Solid color wedge heels hollow hook fasteners fringe rhinestone,.J SHOES shoes Dark Grey bluee Belle Tantrum Suede Leather Size 37 UK 4 EA 122,.
Jimmy Choo gold Square Toe Flats Size 5,.
Womens Suede Leather Slip On Stilettos High Heels Pointed Toe shoes Diamonds SZ,Spring Women's Lace Up Embroidery Floral shoes Cow Leather Pointed Toe Occident,Super High Heel Slipsole Round Toe Lace Up Woolen Pumps Occident shoes Spring SZ,Sam Edelman yates Black Patent Leather Retro Mod heels Career 6.5,PLEASER Sexy 3 Heel Prom Pageant Sandals Clear Slip On Rhinestones Women shoes,Women's Pointed Toe Bowknot Slip On Rhinestones Bride Stilettos Pumps Heel shoes,Women's shoes Dune London MARISSA One Strap Heels Sandal Leather White Size 9,SAS Simplify Womens Bone Leather Slip-On shoes - NEW IN BOX,NEW WOMEN’S BABY PHAT ZARIA LOGO SUEDE BPD72303LS DARK BROWN gold,.
Womens High-heeled shoes Meeting Fashion Stilettos Peep Toe Platform Buckle Pump,.Ladies Women's Pumps Leather High Block Heel Lace Up Sneakers shoes Casual New,.
Microsoft needs to lead, not just play it safe.
Steve Madden Jubilee Faux Suede Sandals, Women's Size 10, Natural Clear,
One area that seems to be ignored entirely is the taskbar.Womens Sandals Med Block Heels Pumps Open Toes Leather Heels Ankle Strap shoes,.
Womens Super High Heel shoes Platform&Wedge Stiletto Rivet Buckle Strap Leather,.
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 Sweet Womens Bead Tassel Mid Block Heel Square Toe Slip on Court shoes Plus Size, in general. Why can't this search bar be thought of in an entirely new way?
Womens Velvet slingback Ankle Strap Peep Toe Tassels Buckle mid block Heel shoes,... at least make it feel consistent?
Womens Cut out Stilettos peep Toe slim High Heels Sandals Suede shoes Lady SZ,
Like all things in technology, there's good and bad to your choices of software.Womens Leather Pull On Pointy Toe Pumps Stiletto High Heels Sexy British SHoes S,.
Womens Wedge High Heel platform d9 Boots High Top Causal shoes Ankle Buckles,.
Softwalk Women's Wish Flat, Black, 11 M US,.Vince Camuto Size 10 Beige Sandals Heels New Womens shoes,.
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.